One of the most dreadful things in life is to get diagnosed with cancer. And its more painful to confront a recurrence.
Are you a survivor or know a survivor?
What can I do to prevent cancer from coming back?
– is a common question on many lips.
‘An Evening for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers’ at San Francisco on January 14th was a major educational event that the Helpsy Team attended on behalf of our followers.
At the symposium, Dr. Carol A Rosenberg, MD, FACP had some valuable tips for cancer survivors. We have penned them down in our style:
- Be confident. Be confident in your efforts and chances of living your life to the fullest.
- Get a pedometer. Do moderate intensity exercise for 30 minutes every day.
- Therapeutic exercise done regularly can reduce anxiety, depression and chemo brain (cognitive problems in survivors)
- Switch to a healing diet. Plant based diets are linked with reduced risk of recurrence. Load your plate with 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables.
- Maintain portion control and eat quality foods.
- Limit red meat to 3 oz a day while choosing fish, lean meat and poultry without skin.
- Avoid charred food.
- Restrict alcohol intake to <2/ day for men and <1/day for women.
- Restrict the urge to get your own supplements unless prescribed by your doctor.
- Sleep sound for at least 6-8 hours a day.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
Thank you, Doctor, for your wonderful advice.
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