Forget What You Think You Know About Cancer

Forget What You Think You Know About Cancer

Cancer is probably the biggest fear that we have when we go to the doctors. If you have a lump, bump or any weird symptoms you are probably already thinking about the dreaded C word. Unfortunately, many of us hold a number of misconceptions about cancer and what a diagnosis means. So, let’s look at some of the fiction that many people consider fact.

You Can Die From Cancer Without Any Symptoms

You need to think of cancer as an illness spreading through your body because that’s exactly what it is. As such, it is incredibly rare for cancer to take down the body without showing any signs of symptoms. People often get confused by the fact that cancer can develop slowly without any signs and by the time of actual medical symptoms it can be too late. But sooner or later it will rear its ugly head.

Chemotherapy Is Medicine

Actually, chemotherapy is poison, and we mean this is the most literal possible sense of the world. Chemotherapy attacks the cancer cells in your body. But, as cancer sufferers know, it also affects other areas of your body too. It is possible for chemotherapy to attack healthy cells as well as the cancerous ones. This is why your hair falls out and your health deteriorates quickly on chemo.

Cancer Never Goes Away

This is true, and people can dispute it all they want. Remission isn’t the same as being cured. Oncology nurses struggle to explain this to patients every day. Remission simply means that the cancer has withdrawn to a point where it isn’t affecting the body. It is however still there, lying dormant and it can resurface at any time. Though there is no guarantee this will happen, it is possible. Oncology nurses have more info about this, and you can find out about their role in the graphic below.


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Surprisingly Serious Health Problems

Surprisingly Serious Health Problems

We all want to remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Yet sometimes, simple little things get in the way which we often don’t realise are so serious. Part of this is because many of us in the modern world are so disjointed from our bodies that it is often hard to tell when something is wrong. But it is also a case that certain things which can just be harmless accidents can also be signs of something much more serious. Ultimately, it is never a wise idea to ignore any health issue that persists, even if it seems relatively minor, as you never know what it might be a signifier or symptom of. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few surprisingly serious health problems and what to do about them. Many of these are very common, so keep an eye out if you care about your health.

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Because Art Isn’t Just About Painting

Because Art Isn’t Just About Painting

It makes sense that a creative person would want a creative home. Filling your home with art you love can help your creativity. It can also do wonders for your state of mind. But, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut when considering the art you incorporate into your home. There’s a lot of attention on paintings. So much, in fact, that many people forget the alternatives. We’re here to tell you that paintings aren’t the only option! Let’s take a look at how to delve into other aspects of the art world.

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Lifesaving Tips For Using Technology To Make Staying Healthy Easier

Lifesaving Tips For Using Technology To Make Staying Healthy Easier

Technology has become a vital part of our lives. Instead of reading an actual book, we can use a Kindle to download books. We used to have to head to the local shop to buy a newspaper, but today we can read all of the top stories online for free. We used to call our friends to chat; now we can instant message or video chat with them. Technology has changed the world in which we live in, in many ways, including making it easier than ever before to stay happy and healthy, both physically and mentally. And yet, very few of us are taking advantage of how technology can make being healthier easier. To learn more about how technology can make it easier to stay healthy, both physically and mentally, keep reading.

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Health Issues To Watch Out For In Kids

Health Issues To Watch Out For In Kids

Whether you have a child of your own or simply a young relative who you are close to, at some point you probably show concern for their health. Although kids pretty much seem full of life at any given time, there are certain health issues they can be at risk from that any parent or guardian needs to be aware of. When you play a role in supporting a child’s development, any health problem they may encounter doesn’t only affect them. It can affect you and anyone else who cares for them as well, as it may mean you need to sacrifice things in your own life in order to care for them. The best way to help the child in your life, should they become ill, is to know how to care for them and what to expect. Here are some of the common and then not so common health issues that could affect your child or young relative, and what you can do to help them through it.

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Are We Doing Enough For The Health Of Our Older Loved Ones?

Are We Doing Enough For The Health Of Our Older Loved Ones?

Every generation has to deal with it. We’re seeing our parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents get older. With that age comes less capability. If you’re stepping up to take responsibility and help them, then you’re doing a great thing. But are you taking as active a role in their health as possible? Aging gracefully, happily, and healthily is something we should all aspire to. Why not do what’s in your power to ensure that your older relatives are given that chance?

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There Are No Magic Wands For Your Health

There Are No Magic Wands For Your Health

What a lovely world it would be if there was a magic want that could immediately solve all our problems. We know there’s no such wand that will fill our bank accounts with money. Nor a wand that will get us the exact career we want. And certainly, no such wand for giving us an all-fulfilling love life. So, why do so many of us still believe it exists when it comes to health? Here, we’ll look at some of the fads that will have you beating your head against a brick wall for too long and wondering why it’s not helping you get healthy.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Bad things happen to everyone now and again. While we would like to go through life without having to deal with anything bad, that isn’t realistic. By accepting that bad things happen, you can set in place a plan of how to recover. That plan will need tweaking depending on what you’re going through. For the most part, though, one coping plan should fit. It’s important to state that you’re going to need to give yourself time to heal. The amount of time that takes depends on what you’re coping with. Death, for example, is going to take longer to recover from than a bad day at work. Even so, there will come a time when you feel ready to pick yourself back up. When that time comes, these steps should help you get on the right track.

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Eight Health Problems That Will Only Get Worse the Longer You Ignore Them

Eight Health Problems That Will Only Get Worse the Longer You Ignore Them

It’s often easier to carry on pretending that you’re fine when you have a health problem. That might not always be the best course of action to take, though. You’ll regret it later if your hesitation causes your health problem to get even worse and more painful for you. There is no need to let it come to that. You just need to know about which medical conditions require immediate attention from a professional.

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Choosing a Delicious Wedding Cake Flavour

Choosing a Delicious Wedding Cake Flavour

Many people are under the misconception that wedding cakes are meant to look pretty but ultimately taste quite plain. This is quite understandable as it is unlikely that you have tasted a delicious cake at someone’s nuptials. However, there is no need for you to fall into the same rut. Here are a few helpful tips to make sure that you are able to offer your guests a stunning masterpiece that is also absolutely delectable.

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