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American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

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Let’s do everything we can to keep cancer AWAY! This is a very informative article courtesy of American Cancer Society on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention. Are you following some of these potentially life-saving tips?

Click on link to read the article:

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002577-pdf.pdf

 

Ten Commandments to Fight Cancer

  1. Recognize you have a life threatening disease.
    Facing the truth is a necessary ingredient to starting on the road to successfully fighting it. The fact that it is not as bad as you imagined it would be, that you feel too good, or whatever, do not deny it. That would get in your way. Never look back. Apply all your energies to conquering it.
  2. Make a commitment to do everything in your power to fight.
    The most difficult single decision you will have to make is Continue Reading…

Accentuating the Positive

While we cannot precisely control our thoughts, a cancer patient must make a drastic attempt to avoid negative feelings and enhance and concentrate on positive reflections. Our immune system is what we depend on to prevent and destroy cancer. Stress depresses the immune system. Thoughts can create or eradicate stress. Many of us believe that positive thoughts can even enhance the immune system. Continue Reading…

Choices

I have thought how devastating it must be for an oncologist to give a horribly toxic treatment to a seemingly strong patient, totally destroying the quality of their life, only to find it ineffective and watch the patient die. That physician not only has my sympathy, but my admiration, providing the treatment was given with the patient’s complete understanding and at the patient’s request. Continue Reading…

Commitment

Dear Fellow Cancer Patient:

No one likes to read a lengthy letter, but maybe this will help you have a better chance of conquering your cancer and improving the quality of your life. I’m Dick Bloch. In March, 1978 I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and given 3 months to live by an outstanding doctor. I am now healthy, cancer free, and devoting myself along with my wife, Annette, to helping the next person with cancer have the best chance of beating it. I’m not saying you can have the same success I did, but if you try, you have a chance. Continue Reading…

Fears

What is life? Without a decent quality of life or the prospect of one, life certainly is not worth living. Health, happiness, money, friends, family and numerous other aspects all go into making up quality of life, but the overall feeling is far more important than any single factor. For cancer patients, one component that often totally destroys quality of life is the fear of death. Continue Reading…

Stimulating your Immune System

The will to live is in itself an energy. It is a desire to fight for life because there is honestly something to live for. The shock and uncertainty of diagnosis causes many people to lose this and suspend living for a few weeks. The will to live will be stronger in patients who find their lives enjoyable and who have things in their lives they honestly look forward to. Continue Reading…

Increasing the Odds

It has been felt for many years that there is a relationship between the patient’s mental attitude and successful cancer treatment. A great deal of effort has been put into scientifically proving this relationship with very little definitive results. Continue Reading…

Knowledge Heals – Ignorance Destroys

Being diagnosed with cancer is the most traumatic event that can happen to an individual. Someone who has not been there cannot possibly appreciate the gravity of this event. Normally, the diagnosis comes from a visit to a physician for a supposedly innocuous illness while the patient feels relatively healthy. All of a sudden they are told it is malignant which conjures up a vision Continue Reading…

Positive Mental Attitude

A shapely 21 year old blond walking through a slum neighborhood alone at 3 am in a bikini believing she will not be molested is not a positive mental attitude.

With the disease of cancer, a positive mental attitude is not just closing your eyes to all the facts and factors and saying, “Hey, I’m going to get well.” That is wishful thinking Continue Reading…

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