Chances are good that, at some point in your life, you or someone who is close to you will be affected by a diagnosis of cancer of some type. Although the word “cancer” can often be a frightening, confusing word, learning more about this life-altering disease is incredibly vital. We have compiled important information in this article you need to know.
Avoiding cancer sounds like something that cannot be done, but by cutting things out of your life that increases the chances you are sure to have a better shot at avoiding the diagnosis. Avoiding all tobacco products is going to help you avoid it. If you have tried and failed try again until you succeed.
Protect you skin against skin cancer! It may surprise you to know that the sun can still have a damaging effect on your skin – even on a cloudy or overcast day! Most of us know to wear protection when it’s sunny outside, but to best minimize your chances of skin cancer, always wear sunscreen, regardless of the weather outside!
For women, a mammogram is a great way to prevent breast cancer. A regularly schedule mammogram allows doctors to detect any lumps in breast tissue. Lumps in the breast tissue are a possible sign of breast cancer. Self breast exams should also be performed by women at home.
Start a journal. Sit down each evening and spend a few times expressing your thoughts and feelings in a private journal. Write poetry if it helps you to get these feelings out. Letting them out, even if nobody else knows them, is going to help you cope with this tough situation.
Check your available surgical options compared to your chemotherapy options and vice versa when fighting cancer. Maybe surgery can help you to get rid of the cancerous tumor, and maybe chemotherapy is your better option. When a doctor suggests one, be sure that you ask about the other. Cover all your bases here.
If you wear makeup, use products that do not contain chemicals that have been linked to cancer. There are websites online that can help you look up your favorite products to see what they have in them. Avoid products that contain ingredients with “peg” or “eth” as part of their name.
As was stated in the beginning of this article, cancer is a serious, deadly and all too common disease. Millions of new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. It is vital that cancer patients understand the disease and thoroughly research all available treatment options. This article contained some very important advice for cancer patients and their loved ones.