Do not be afraid to discuss the future with someone who is battling cancer. If you give them the feeling that you believe they’ll survive it, they’re more likely to believe it themselves. Talking about the future is a great way to let them know how you feel about the eventual outcome. Try to maintain your normal lifestyle, as much as you can. Each day should be treasured, and be flexible in your decision making whenever you need to make changes. Trying to plan far into the future can lead to stress and worrying. It is best to live your life to its fullest today,as much as you possible can.
You must remember to continue to have fun. You don’t have to (and shouldn’t) completely change your lifestyle just because you have cancer. Do the things you love, from reading your favorite genre of book, to going out to the movies or viewing a sporting event. While you need to prepare yourself for these events to ensure that they stay fun and don’t get stressful, it is important for you to continue to live your life.
If you are active, your chance of being diagnosed with colon cancer goes down by about 40%. The reason for this is that active individuals are often in better overall health and at lower weights that are not conducive to cancer. It also lowers the risk of developing diabetes, a disease that is known to increase cancer risk. So always ensure that some exercise is part of your day.