What We Can Learn From These Cancer Survivor Celebrities
The mention of the word Cancer can sent shivers down our spine. One usually associate it to a death sentence, a long and painful death. This fear can do more harm than the disease itself. Even when we know that medical technology has progress so much, we still fear it. Our mind tend to believe what we hear so often that it’s just a matter of time before we go. And our mind can make us believe it so.
There is another group of fighters, who are the opposite, with a never say die attitude. Who against all odds, successfully win their fight against cancer and live a reborn life. Their tenacity, their strong will, is a trait we should all admire and model after, even in our normal life. They make us believe that there is hope in cancer, when you put your heart and soul to it, in believing you can win.
And not only did they win, they continue to preach the fight against cancer.
Every year on the 4th February, the world unite to fight against this dreadful disease. It’s called World Cancer Day.
What makes this disease so dreadful is the ease of the cancer cell to grow in an uncontrollable way. It can affects other parts of the body with ease and overcome the good cells.
When you are at this stage, there is nothing much you can do, other than to wait for death.
There are many ways you can do to your body to avoid this terrible path. The easiest way to some, the hardest way to most, is to have a healthy diet.
Foods to Fight Cancer
There are foods that fight against cancer and you should include them on a regularly basis. Some good eating habits to take note is that you should take plenty of fiber, fruits and vegetables. Also, take less red meat, processed meat and salt. Follow this general rule, and you will increase your body immunity against cancer. So here are the anti-cancer food you should incorporate into your daily diet.
- Oily Fish
- Green Leafy vegetables (Spinach)
- Cruciferous Vegi (Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Cabbage, Cauliflower)
- Allium vegetables (Garlic, Leeks, yellow & green onions)
- Sunflower Seeds
- Whole Grains
- Tumeric powder
- Green Tea
Medical facts about cancer
Increase in age has a higher risk factor for cancer due to weaker immune system. Another risk factor is through viruses which can weaken the immune system as well. For example, Epstein-Barr virus which can cause childhood cancer disease. And there are many more viruses that weaken our immune system. HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) is one of them we are all familiar with.
How cancer spreads in the body
When our immune system weakened, it can easily proliferate. The cancer cells spreads via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. That is how tumors grows quickly in new places. Cancer cells don’t stick together like normal cells do. They like to move around by spreading through blood circulation and lymphatic system.
Cancer Treatments usually fall into following Surgery treatment categories:
- Radiations Treatment
- Immunotherapy Treatment
- Hormone therapy Treatment
- Targeted Therapy
The type of treatment required is dependent on many factors. Namely, type of cancer, stage of cancer, age, health status and patients’s personal characteristics.
Believe it or not, 50% of the cancer patients are due to their own fault. They drink too much, smoke too much, eat badly and don´t exercise enough. There are 4 factors that cause our DNA to change for the worst, that leads to chronic illness like cancer.
- Environmental Toxins
- Poor Diet
Knowing these important facts, we should not think that it is a automatic death sentence. This disease is possible to treat, or even prevent, which before used to be fatal.
We should open a new front in the War on Cancer, the fight against Cancer to encourage cancer patients.
Instead of giving up, we should chose the way to fight against this disease, just like we should fight every single problem that we face everyday and never give up.
Everyday is a new life.