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You Can Do It! Tips On How To Fight Cancer In our lives most of focus on what we look forward to getting done in our lifetime. One goal that you will definitely want to achieve, however, is defeating cancer. With that in mind, you need to read these tips to increase your odds of winning the fight against cancer. Complementary therapies are available to help you through treatments, as well as after. Yoga, massage and acupuncture procedures can all benefit your body and mind while fighting cancer. Aromatherapy can work wonders, too. Look into these alternative therapies, and take advantage of those which appeal to you to find a way to relax during this stressful period. It’s normal for someone stricken with cancer to grieve for their life prior to diagnosis. Although there is nothing wrong about feeling this way, it is important to have the motivation to move on. Find ways to accept your new condition. Doing this will make living with cancer much easier. Keep a healthy diet and eat three meals every day. After treatment, you might not feel like eating, but to allow your medicines to work safely, your stomach should be full. Consume starches if you’re having trouble keeping food down. Fruits and veggies may be palatable, too, and will help keep you hydrated. Being physically active reduces your risks of getting colon cancer by as much as 40%. There are a few reasons for this. First, those who are active tend to be thinner and in better health. Secondly, being active lowers risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes that increase cancer risk. Always strive to maintain physical activity within your life. If you plan to be outdoors on a sunny day, you should ensure that you are protected by sunblock. Ultraviolet rays have a damaging effect on the skin, and if not treated, skin cancer can be deadly. Use a waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater. Fair-skinned individuals should be particularly careful, since they are more prone to sunburn. Alcohol and cancer do not mix. Some types of cancer are more common in those who consume alcohol on a regular basis. If you consume a lot of alcohol you are more at risk for cancer of the mouth, esophagus, or throat. Minimize alcohol consumption, if you drink it at all. Having a good support system is very important if you have been diagnosed with cancer. You might not feel comfortable sharing your feelings with your family. If you’re afraid of burdening family members or unsure how they’ll react to the news, consider joining a support group for cancer patients. That way you have an outlet for your feelings and can get the support you need. You should communicate your needs as clearly as possible. You may feel that your friends and family members are not being supportive of you during this time. If so, you should approach them with tact and explain your feelings. Let your loved ones know exactly what support you’re asking for, and how they specifically can help. But, you must proceed slowly and carefully. Times like these are extremely difficult for anyone. The way you communicate should be based


on love. Do not live your life with regrets. If you succumb to cancer, you’re going to lose a costly battle. It is a matter of life and death.

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