Overcoming Cancer

Myra Kamdar

Women Vs. Men

Do more women beat cancer then men? Research shows that women are more likely to beat cancer than men. Cancer associated with men are generally more severe. However, both genders are likely to get same cancers types like stomach, brain , skin, liver, kidneys etc.


Research shows that liver cancer for some reason is more likely to occur in men than women. Around 10,000 cases have been called for men compared to 5,300 cases called for women. Another similarity is that they both have a same risk for getting cancer in gender specific organs.


Some examples of Cancer- Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram in 2000. She decided against chemotherapy and instead opted for conventional radiation treatment and the homepathie therapy. Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 and it had spread to his brain and lungs. He was originally given a poor chance of survival. Men have less chance of survival when it is gender based. So, overall there are many differences and similarities between men and women when overcoming cancer.


Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2339959/Why-women-far-likely-men-beat-cancer-Research-shows-twice-women-men-alive-10-years-diagnosed.html

American Cancer Society: Learn About Cancer

How to Overcome Cancer

Worried or scared about overcoming cancer. Well , I may have an answer for you. Overcoming cancer is challenging and a rough experience. This article should provide some helpful tips.


Step 1: Get all necessary tests completed to accurately find out your cancer type and cancer stage. This will help you with the rest of the steps.


Step 2: You will have to research or ask your doctor the best way to treat your type of cancer. Having background knowledge on types of treatment will help you know what you think is the best option for you to take and what will happen during the treatment.


Step 3 : After choosing the best treatment, you will have to prepare yourself with a healthy diet. Cancer treatment makes people very weak and tired and by eating healthy will help you be less tired and more energetic.


Step 4: Next, write daily journals regarding how you feel every day. By doing this, you can track your improvement. The you can fix something in your diet, etc.


Step 5 : You have to exercise to keep your body active. Do not over exercise where it may affect your treatment but exercise as you can. Exercise will keep your body fit and healthy during and after the treatment that you received.


Finally, you have completed your treatment and you are healthy and fit, and ready for action life brings you!


Sources: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-common-side-effects

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Problems Many Face

Many problems occur during cancer. Problems presented below were shared by a cancer survivor.


One problem is feeling isolated due to treatments. Feeling isolated and lonely and thinking you have no support, is an issue that goes along with this problem. One solution for that is getting friends to come over and make you cheer up and laugh. Having lively environment may make you forget about what you have and just have fun for a while. Also, another solution would be to always have someone by you like having a family member always by your side to help you or keep you company.


Another problem is loss of hair. Losing your hair makes you less confident and makes you think that being bald makes you look ugly and having no hair makes you feel weird. One possible solution is to cut your hair initially and make yourself comfortable with it. During cancer treatment you can wear a wig. Just be confident and be proud to be yourself.


Another problem is having multiple energy crashes. One solution could be eating healthy foods all times. Herbal remedies help out as well. Another solution would be to stay active. Cancer does not prevent a person to move but not being very active during your day can lead to energy crashes. Don't over exercise where you are getting energy crashes because of that but be active enough to keep yourself to prevent any other diseases or infections during your treatment.


Overall, one thing that the cancer survivor continually repeated was that " Don't let cancer beat you, you beat it!" This shows that there are going to be conflicts and concerns during cancer treatment but you can overcome it and beat it!


Sources: Cancer Survivor : Shirin Mulani

Causes of Cancer

Everyone has life stresses and what if that is one of the causes of cancer? Research done by cancer.org shows how stress can give a very high chance of cancer. By being always stressed can be bad because it can be a leading cause of cancer sooner or later.


Another cause of cancer is alcohol, and drug abuse. Alcohol and drug abuse are one of the major causes of cancer. The drug triggers your brain making it think that cancer cells are good cells therefore triggering them to sometimes clump up and create a tumor. Alcohol can be over used by people causing them to have these problems.


Another cause of cancer is sun. UV exposure has radiation, which causes cancer. Most skin cancer is cause by direct UV sun exposure. Artificial UV rays can be more dangerous then normal UV rays.


Overall, getting cancer is a big deal and not caring about it can get you in bigger problems.


Sources: www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/feelings/stress-fact-sheet


www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/emotionalsideeffects/attitudes-and-cancer

Treatment Types

Treatment types are very important for people who have cancer to know about. The 4 types of treatment I will be showing you is: Surgery, Chemotherapy, Stem Cell Transplant, Radiation Therapy.


Surgery: Surgery is one type of way you can treat cancer. Surgery plays a role when finding out how far it may have spread or how severe the cancer may be. Cancer surgery is used when removing any size or shape of a tumor.


Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy(chemo) is another type of way you can treat cancer. Chemo is a use of drugs and medicine to kill or treat a disease like cancer. Chemo can be used with other treatments to fully overcome the disease. Chemotherapy is used mainly for curing cancer, keeping the cancer from spreading, slowing the growth of the cancer, and killing, cancer cells that may have spread to other parts of the body.


Stem Cell Transplant: Stem Cell Transplant is another way you can treat cancer. Stem Cell Transplants are used to restore the stem cells when the bone marrow has been destroyed by a disease.


Radiation Therapy: Radiation Therapy is another type of way you can treat cancer. Radiation Therapy uses high energy particles or waves, such as x-rays, gamma ray, electron beams, or protons, to destroy or damage cancer cells.


Overall, there are other options available to treat cancer but these are the primary treatments used.


Sources: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/


http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/how-cancer-treated/surgery

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