3 steps to fight cancer

Many people do not know what to do after they get cancer. Some people are even “scared” to death, but many people have overcome cancer. As patients or family members, we should understand more about the difference between these patients who successfully defeated cancer. Only in this way can we better help ourselves or our families to face the disease.

The following are my suggestions based on years of clinical experience——

The first step: adjust the mentality and actively respond
When told to have cancer, the first reaction of most people is panic. As a result, many negative emotions will be overwhelmed, such as depression, anxiety, confusion, unease, hatred, fear, impatience… difficult to resolve. The expression of these emotions is often different from person to person, or intense, or forbearance, or long-term entanglement, persistence, or time-to-time, time-to-time. How to successfully take the first step in anti-cancer? Psychological protection is essential.

1. Capture the inner changes and take the first step. As the saying goes, “Know oneself and know the other, fight every battle” and “meet the brave in a narrow path”. Let’s start by understanding and strengthening our heart, and take this crucial step.

(1) Shock period: The biggest feature of this stage is “panic.” When hit by the word “cancer” that is close to death, no matter how strong a person is, there will be no waves. Within days or even months of getting the news, the world in your eyes is already different from the past.

(2) Rejection period: The biggest feature of this stage is doubt and rejection, such as “denying the facts”, “avoiding and not accepting”, “is the hospital mistaken, is it a misdiagnosis?” Here comes my head”, all kinds of doubts, all kinds of exclusion, one after another.

(3) Acceptance period: The biggest feature of this stage is “gradually learn to accept in pain and doubt”. Faced with the results of consultations in multiple hospitals, faced with the facts of iron, and faced with the determination of pathological diagnosis, the previous fluke mentality is gradually being broken down, replaced by emotions of anger, despair and frustration, which fluctuates in the heart, Can’t calm down for a long time.

(4) Adaptation period: The biggest feature of this stage is “to adapt to the strong face and continue to live”. After the first three stages of development, most patients will eventually receive the fact that they have tumors, and gradually integrate into the next anti-tumor treatment and life as a patient. In the constant struggle against cancer, many patients will exercise their will, their lives will be sublimated, and they will create a recovery miracle.

2. Debug the mood and actively respond to challenges. “Since cancer is detected, nothing has to be said, it must be treated quickly!” This is an urgent desire of many patients and relatives, but the doctor has to warn you: cancer is a chronic disease, please debug your mood, find a healthy attitude, and prepare for a long time The treatment, remember that “haste is not enough”.

The second step: prepare for the fight and look for foreign aid
1. Stop working and switch roles. When not sick, people usually play a lot of roles in society, the pride of parents, the backing of children, the mainstay of the unit… Once you get sick, especially if you encounter a stubborn disease such as a tumor, you must first learn to play the role of a good patient. When the patient still plays? Yes. In the clinic, we found that many people are reluctant to accept such roles out of a sense of responsibility for their career, family attachment, and worry about disease, and roles have been misplaced. Therefore, it is necessary to change social roles, put down the usual work, reduce the care of the family, and accept the care of loved ones. In a sense, taking good care of yourself means taking care of your loved ones.

2. Don’t wait, don’t depend, calm down. Others will adopt a more negative attitude, with more fragile emotions, reduced willpower, and excessive dependence on actions and psychology. What they can do is to be done by their family members, and they have poor adaptability to the hospital environment. This kind of emotional dependence will reduce one’s own immune function, reduce the confidence and ability to resist disease, and is not conducive to recovery. “The Book of Changes” says “Tianxingjian, the gentleman keeps improving himself; the topography of the earth, the gentleman carries his virtue”, saying that people should run like Tianyu, even if they are displaced, they should not be persevering; like the earth, no Nothing can be carried. When dealing with a disease, one cannot avoid it passively, but face it, face it, not yield to it, and cultivate a tenacious spirit.

3. Consult an expert to find foreign aid. To treat tumors, try to find the most suitable specialist and treatment plan. With the continuous progress of society, people’s division of labor has become more and more fine, and the same is true of seeing a doctor. As the saying goes, “Averaging across mountains”, you can’t ask a computer network expert to have all the knowledge of image processing, nor can you ask a general physician to have more cancer prevention knowledge than an oncologist. Therefore, when you determine that you need to treat cancer, please choose to go to a cancer specialist hospital or a cancer specialist in a general hospital.

The third step: learn knowledge, build files
Although you are not a medical expert, taking the initiative to learn some anti-cancer knowledge and obtain some anti-cancer information can help reduce blindness and fear, and also help communicate and communicate with doctors in the future. Some people have tumors, but they are still taboo about mentioning “cancer”, so the result of self-deception is not to fall into the trap of Jianghu doctors or cottage doctors. So, what should you learn?

Cancer patients can choose to learn the following: the experience and lessons of successful anti-cancer patients, perfect their own anti-cancer measures (recommended learning content); self-anti-cancer rehabilitation knowledge, including daily life precautions, healthy eating habits , Suitable sports, etc.; knowledge of routine treatment of tumors by Western medicine, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and new treatment methods; knowledge of comprehensive treatment of traditional Chinese medicine, such as different stages of pathological development (pathological staging), corresponding TCM characteristic treatment Measures, or simple comprehensive treatment of traditional Chinese medicine, or a combination of conventional Western medicine treatment, and strive to make its efficacy better than conventional Western medicine treatment alone; in the course of anti-tumor treatment, various countermeasures for adverse reactions, including reasonable diet knowledge, moderate exercise Wait.

When the spirit and actions are ready, learn to be a clear patient, master your physical condition, and pay attention to the progress of treatment. In order for your doctor to help you more effectively, the following information is available for record and reference: the time when the symptoms first appeared, describe it, and recall whether you tried to treat it yourself at the time; the name of each hospital you have visited, done The examination items and time, especially the abnormal examination content that the doctor told you; the hospital, time, main treatment method and course of treatment, and your own reaction, the best effect you feel and the most uncomfortable symptoms; Observe and record your physical changes as much as possible, such as weight, food intake, and activity; try to keep the original documents or copies, such as test sheets, CT films, X-rays, etc.; patients must remember their outpatient number, Hospitalization number, pathology number, etc., in order to find the original information of the hospital when necessary.

After taking these three steps, most cancer patients can face the disease calmly and receive treatment in a positive and scientific manner. And this mentality can often play an unexpected role in the process of dealing with cancer, and even help us defeat cancer!