Life after Treatment for a Cancer Survivor
In today’s world cancer is known as one of the most intense diseases growing throughout the world, with more people getting diagnosed with cancer it shows why there is need for more and more research from a medical point of view on this illness and how can one eradicate it on a global platform.
Breast cancer is now become one of the common cancer types in women and thus more research is being conducted especially Cancer Research work in the UK. Moving on there are many side effects that get better within a few weeks after the cancer treatment ends, but some can last longer or even emerge late which means that there have been many patients who have gone through their treatment and have been cured cancer free to then get to know later on in life that they have gotten the disease again after a few weeks.
Most people may be able to increase their exercise routine and then build up intensity with time some might not be able to do it or fall short of breath for these individuals they should consult their medical physician and then be able to devise such a plan which is beneficial to their health. Before getting diagnosed with cancer and being risk free your body may be able to take in more and endure more than what it can after going through the cancer treatment.
There is some evidence to suggest that getting and staying at a healthy weight, eating right food and healthier options than processed food options, being physically active may help reduce getting cancer in the first place but today’s lifestyle has made us more into working more, sitting more, eating more and exercising less which has caused issues and increased the risk of cancer. According to research conducted by the American cancer society recommends and states that cancer survivors take these actions and can make a difference in their life these include first and foremost, taking part in regular exercise or regular physical activity.
Moreover, they should avoid physical activity as soon as possible and get back to normal daily activities after getting their diagnosis done and aim to exercise at least 150 minutes per week, which would include some strength training exercises at least twice or thrice a week so that muscle strength is intact and they can build their body strength as well so that stamina and fitness is maintained properly.
Research and new studies look into the impact of physical activity on cancer and its cells which cause the tumor to begin in the first place and then the recurrence of cancer and long term survival rate of the patients who go through this disease. (Cancer recurrence is cancer that comes back after treatment). Exercise has really shown to improve the body and improve the cardiovascular fitness of the overall body, the muscle strength, the composition of the body, fatigues, fitness levels, anxiety and depression which one gets after gong through treatment or just thinking about why they have cancer in the first place, a very dark road to go onto if one starts to think like this. Furthermore, self esteem happiness and several other things which could affect the quality of life of an individual. Around 20 studies of people with cancer and different types of cancer such as breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer suggest that physical active cancer survivors have a lower or less risk of cancer recurrence and improved body condition compared to those who are inactive. However, a closer examination is necessary to see the reality of that patient per se.
However, those who are obese or overweight or have become like this after going through their cancer treatment should sit with their doctor or team of physicians and limit a high calorie food and drink diet and try to increase the physical activity to promote weight loss, which is vital for a better future and a healthier life. Now coming to those who have been treated for digestive or lung cancer those individuals maybe underweight they need to increase their body weight and go towards a healthier range but still that being said exercise and a good diet or proper nutrition is important. Both groups of patients should emphasize on the intake of more and healthier food options and eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains which would give them energy which is vital to increase the good cells in the body.
Some level of physical activity can and will improve the quality of life or a person after going through his cancer or her cancer treatment, even if the process of treatment is going on and is advanced (has spread too many places and/or is no longer responding to treatment). However this varies according to cancer types and then the physical ability that the person has.