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11 Life-Changing Tips for Cancer Patients

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According to the National Cancer Institute, 38.4% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. For many, this means having to deal with the physical after-effects of treatment as well as facing emotional issues such as the fear of the cancer coming back. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after a cancer diagnosis not only helps manage treatment side-effects but it also helps reduce the risk of cancer coming back. In this discussion, we’re resharing some of Kris Carr’s personal tips from her article here: https://kriscarr.com/blog/11-tips-for-cancer-patients/
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When the going gets tough, take a really deep breath. Your breath is the gateway to your intuition—it will help you navigate the noise. Breathe and listen. Your breath also has the power to reduce stress.
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I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor and while I was going through surgery and treatment I was numb. I am so grateful that I have found your blog as you have validated everything I have started to do. I will pass along this email to everyone I know who is fighting the fight and to those who can make these simple changes to live a better life. I send you healing thoughts and prayers. May you continue down this healing path you have created. You truly are inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Relaxation breathing can help reduce stress and anxiety. When feeling stressed, taking shallow breaths may help. It is important to use full lung capacity and breathe slowly and deeply.
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There are numerous relaxation breathing methods that can be effective. For example, one can inhale through the nose for five seconds and fill the torso up with air, hold the breath for two seconds, and then exhale from the mouth for five seconds, pressing the navel in towards the spine. It is also helpful to imagine all tension and stress leaving the body with each exhalation. Relaxation breathing can be used immediately after surgery, as it allows the patient to focus all energy on healing.
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Find the best oncologist for your disease. If I had listened to the first doctor, I wouldn’t be here today. Thankfully, I was willing to travel to find the best oncologist for my sarcoma. Your life is in their hands. Do they have experience and access to the latest research? Are they tapped into a network of colleagues who can discuss your case?
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Thank-you for giving us the empowerment to make some positive changes in our diet. I do not have cancer, my precious daughter, Arthina age 37 diagnosed at age 33, does. I think when we read these blogs everyone interprets them differently. I embraced the idea of juicing and your delicious smoothies as a way to incorporate vegetables and fruits into my non-existing veggie and fruit eating habits. We too searched out the best oncologists to fight my daughter’s rare form of kidney Cancer called xp11.2 translocation renal cell carcinoma. We were told to take her home and that was not good enough for her, her twin sons, or her family and friends; that was 4 years ago also on Valentines Day! I used the My first advise to others fighting cancer is to do your research. I used U.S. News 2013 Edition to find Arthina’s dr.’s in Arizona at Mayo, who specialize in Kidney Cancers and is 4th on the list of top 50 cancer hospitals. Educating ourselves is not “false hope.”
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I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge as well as your crazy sexy experiences. I being a nurse and having a husband who had been diagnosed with the same cancer that you have helped me to help him. For some reason I was lead to believe that you needed a referral for every thing so therefore we were a little late in seeking another specialist. We also traveled to Dana Farber Cancer Institute thanks to you and your help providing us with the information. The sarcoma specialist that my husband was seeing had refused to call Dana Farber Cancer Institute after I had read about you Kris, I think he thought I was crazy. All I knew is that you were alive and well and I wanted for my husband the best possible treatment . When I informed his oncologist {not the sarcoma specialist} that we had called and made arrangements to see a sarcoma specialist at the Dana Farber Cancer institute he was so excited and practically speechless . He couldn’t believe that we had gotten in. It wasn’t hard to do and they were so helpful. He learned from my husband as this is such a rare cancer and It wouldn’t surprise me if he would now recommend Dana Farber to other patients. I wish that I would of known sooner that I could call on my own and not take no for a answer from the sarcoma specialist here.
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Your oncologist (or other doctor) probably isn’t enough. Build an integrative team. Integrative and functional medicine practitioners treat your whole body, not just the symptoms. How do they do that? With dietary recommendations, targeted supplements, IVs, stress management tips and other integrative therapies that improve your overall well-being, including boosting your immune system.
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Great great article. As an integrative oncology advocate I intend to share your insights, experiences and information. Keep up the good work!!!
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Functional medicine is a relatively new field whose clinical approach to disease mirrors BeatCancer.org’s own holistic philosophy of cancer. According to the Institute for Functional Medicine (Functionalmedicine.org), “Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership
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