Here is a short CaP article simply with links to sites with a sizable and varied amount of information on lung cancer, a disease which people often have long before they know they are ill. The topics range from early symptoms of lung cancer; personal experiences of living with lung cancer; the social stigma of lung cancer (a terminal disease) and latest medical news:
Link to the "Best Lung Cancer blogs of 2014"
I feel it is oftentimes helpful to go "to the source" which is learning from someone who has been there or is on the same journey as yourself, but always remembering that you and your own experiences are unique.
The following criteria are essential to improve future survival rates for those that follow:
- The need for early lung cancer screening and diagnosis,
- Faster surgery and reduced time for follow-up treatment.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it - Margaret Thatcher
If you don't have cancer, here are 3 personal suggestions
- Stop smoking
- Lose a few pounds and exercise regularly
- Have annual medical checkups (age and gender appropriate)
If you do have cancer, here are 4 personal suggestions
- Stop smoking
- Be proactive in all aspects of your medical care
- Write down your medical appointments in a "log" (date, time, physician name, treatment, reason, etc)
- "Be the best you can be in your circumstances by living a healthy and more simple lifestyle"
Time is of the essence ~ and priceless ~ when you have cancer - Liz
Links & References
- Cancer and tiredness
- Cancer radiation side affects
- Early lung cancer diagnosis
- Cancer statistics 2012
- Lung cancer is leading cause of death for women (Canada) after breast cancer
- Lung cancer statistics 2013 (USA)
- Article on Lung cancer and Women (Australia)
Information contained in Caramel and Parsley does not claim to prevent or cure cancer but to simply explore options to be the best you can be in your circumstances by living a healthy and more simple lifestyle. There are still a lot of unknowns in preventing, fighting and curing cancer. Often there is conflicting information on a variety of preventions and cures but a balanced approach is always recommended.
The information contained in this blog is based on personal opinion and experiences and is not to be misconstrued in any way as health care advice but is provided for interest and hopefully learning purposes.
Always seek qualified medical care and guidance if you think you have a health concern. The author assumes no responsibility for all content including information from other sources (such as advice, recipes), etc.