You just head the words you never thought your doctor would say to you – you’ve got colon cancer. The doctor keeps talking, but you are not listening because the phrase is repeated through your head in lightning speed – you’ve got colon cancer. You have a wife, two kids, a dog and a mortgage. This should not be happening to you. Once you have overcome your shock, you can finally look at the documents your doctor gave you about colon cancer. Here are some of the things to know after colon cancer is diagnosed.
Perhaps you did not have any symptoms, and that is why it is difficult for you to believe that you have colon cancer. The good news is the doctor probably caught it early if you did not feel any of the symptoms. The bad news is, you still need to treat it. The good news is that if caught early, you have one of the highest survival rates. Since colon cancer takes its time to develop, keep in mind that it also does not need to be treated right away. Listen to what your doctor says to do next. If you do not like what your doctor said, then seek additional medical advice. We have different doctors for a reason.
Have you looked up top colon cleansers? Some of these will help with your colon. I am not saying they will get rid of the cancer, or prevent it from spreading, but I am saying that they cannot hurt to try. There are different teas and juices that you can try to cleanse your colon. Some people swear by them, whilst others not so much. Keep in mind that if you choose to do a colon cleanse, you should not schedule anything for the next couple of days. Your colon will be cleaned out, but do not expect the cancer to be cleaned out in your stool.
If you choose not to do a cleanse, then eat a healthier diet. Start your day with a green juice instead of coffee and make small switches during the day. It is all about high fiber and low carbs and low sugar. You need to eat whole grains and lean proteins too. It all sounds like rabbit food, but it can improve how your body works and functions which can add years onto your life. Isn’t it worth seeing your children grow up and seeing your mortgage being paid off? I think it is.
There are many colon cancer facts out there. Some are scary to hear like it is the number two cause of cancer deaths between men and women in the US. It is a scary statistic, but you need to do more research and read other facts. How about that if you receive your colonoscopy at age 50, it can help detect the cancer sooner and help you beat it instead of letting it beat you. It is all about prevention, right? If you want to know more facts about colon cancer, use the hashtag #GetScreened to find out more. It can save yours or someone else’s life.
Seek out a support group to make you feel better. It does not have to be a cancer only support group, but any kind of support group. You can usually find them at church meeting halls or around your community. People will be going through a similar experience that you are going through, or perhaps they were successful in beating it. Either way discussing it with a group of strangers may help you feel better about what you are going through. It is a no judgement zone after all.
Finally, realize that just because you have colon cancer, that it is not the end of the world. Your doctor hopefully caught it early and is able to beat it within the next couple of months. It may seem like a long journey ahead, but in the long run it is a short amount of time. It is just a blip in the system that you sometimes have to go through. Keep a positive mind and your body will stay positive too.
I can only imagine how difficult it would be to find out that you have colon cancer. I hope this helps you see that it is not the end of the world, but that there is a positive light at the end of the tunnel. Keep your mind and body healthy, and everything will turn out the way it is supposed to. You have fought off other things, so beating off colon cancer is just another check in your book of things to accomplish. Just repeat healthy mind and healthy body over again and you will come out on top.