it pleases to your body, is rarely addressed by physicians. What’s even worse is it may be dismissed as irrelevant. I believe this desire to do something is critical to patients, and they often turn to the internet for answers – exactly like you’re doing now as you read this story. You can find good, evidence-based advice online, but you can also find bad and even harmful advice as opportunists and charlatans try to take advantage of patients’ hopes and fears. When patients ask me what they can do, I share the following advice. 31 JOY FEELINGS!
1. If you continue to smoke cigarettes, you should stop Studies show that continuing to smoke after a lung cancer diagnosis significantly reduces your chances of being cured and increases the risk of both your current cancer returning and of developing a second new cancer. Even patients with advanced, incurable cancer have been proven to live longer if they quit. If you struggle to quit, as many people do, ask your doctor for help with medications and counseling.
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