For three decades I have treated and counseled women all over the world who have chronic debilitating diseases or a diagnosis of cancer. I’ve seen clearly that my role is to advocate a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent cancer. My advice has always included regular check ups, staying active, eating and drinking everything with moderation, being aware of pollutants in your environment, etc.
As a caring healthcare provider and a friend I offer support to make the right choices for you. When confronted with major life decisions, especially involving health, you have to make choices that feel right for your own life. Being diagnosed with cancer or a major illness can be a devastating event, not only to the person, but also to all who are close to them.
You need to educate yourself. Find a healthcare provider that you can trust and work with throughout the process. During a time of illness, you can be vulnerable and at the mercy of many propagandas, false claims and possible cures that are being touted. Some of the proposed cures can be harmful to you, and important time can be wasted.
Living life is about simplicity, exercising with moderation, taking time to smell the roses, learning to eliminate stress from your life, eating a balanced diet and, of course, everything you like with moderation. Otherwise, you will be living the rest of your life feeling guilty and deprived, which will add more stress to your life.
Life does go on after a diagnosis of cancer, but your reaction can make or break you. Renew old friendships, let go of grudges and strengthen family ties.
The answer is within, learn to listen to your body and trust your own intuition.