Tips That Can Help You Live With Cancer
The American Cancer Society continues to estimate that thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of Americans are affected by cancer every year. With such startling numbers being posted regularly, looking for ways to prevent cancer is more important than ever. In this article we will discuss some of the top cancer fighting tips.
One of the most obvious; yet avoided, ways to avoid cancer throughout your lifetime is simply to never start smoking or quit if you are. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer due to the tar and other various, unhealthy chemicals that are packed in tightly. Quitting may seem hard, but it is never as hard as dealing with cancer.
Pay close attention to your temperature. You are extremely susceptible to infections 7-12 days after your chemo treatment. If you notice any signs of a fever, get to your doctor as quickly as possible. Be sure to wash your hands regularly and avoid contact with anyone who may be ill.
Find reliable sources for cancer information. General Internet searches can turn up a mix of reliable and unreliable cancer information, which can be difficult to wade through and figure out what to believe. For accurate, reliable information visit your hospital’s resource center or library. Also visit websites of reputable hospitals and government agencies. Issues of cancer journals are also a good source of up-to-date information.
Wear sunglasses that contain UVB protection anytime you will be outdoors. This can help to prevent melanoma from developing in your delicate eyes. The skin around your eyes is thin and susceptible to burns. It needs to be protected, and wearing sunglasses is the best way to do just that.
To combat the fatigue that accompanies cancer treatment and get through your daily routine, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Enlist family, friends, and neighbors to help out with running errands and chores around the house. Being of assistance will make them feel useful and will allow you to get things done.
The Budwig diet is an alternative remedy that some cancer patients may want to try in an attempt to combat cancer. Johanna Budwig found that flaxseed oil can kill cancer cells, and she found that low fat cottage cheese was the best medium with which to deliver the flaxseed oil to the cancer cells. The recommendation is to use a mixer or blender to thoroughly combine these two ingredients and then ingest the mixture, several times a day.
Try to stay at a healthy weight. Being overweight and inactive can increase your chances of getting cancer. Excess weight has far reaching consequences and losing weight will do much more than lower your cancer risk. It will also lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and premature death.
Fighting cancer is on the minds of many, as the number of individuals who fall victim to cancer continues to increase. Prevention can sometimes feel confusing, but the steps one needs to take are actually quite easy. In this article we have provided some of those tips. We hope they will lead to a healthier life for our readers.