Getting a cancer diagnosis is scary. Not just scary; it is terrifying. But it is something that you come to terms with over time. You develop a plan. You decide to fight. You decide to keep living your life. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, keep the following in mind:
Learn about it. Write down your questions and concerns and don’t hesitate to ask them.
Communication is important. Maintain honest, two-way communication with your loved ones and doctors.
Anticipate possible physical changes. Talk to your doctor and know what to expect Prepare now so that you can cope with it better later.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep and exercise to the extent that you are able. Recent data suggests that people who maintain some physical exercise during treatment cope better.
Don’t refuse help. You don’t have to put up a strong front for your friends and family, though you may be tempted to. Don’t be afraid to ask for help with errands, transportation, meals and chores. Chances are that your loved ones aren’t sure how to help and by asking them for small things here and there, you are giving them an opportunity to support you.
Contact Dr. Lawrence Newman—your Las Vegas urology specialist—to schedule an evaluation today!