It’s natural to worry about it. After you’ve been through so much, the last thing you want to do is go through it again.
Unfortunately, you can’t control the future. Sometimes the cancer does come back. It happened to my father-five times. He would go into remission from cancer in one part of his body, and it would show up in another part. He was so disappointed when he found out, but he picked himself back up and went on as best he could.
Many cancer patients find themselves really anxious about this whole thing. How can you calm yourself down and set up a plan to help yourself stay as healthy as possible? I talk about both these things in Chapter 12 of my book, When Cancer Hits.
Conquer Your Fear
The first thing you have to do is conquer your fear. It leads you to imagine the worst, which can totally stress you out, and we all know that stress isn’t good for our health.
Thing is, it’s easier to say you should stop being afraid then it is to actually help yourself feel less afraid. That’s where it helps to have specific steps to follow whenever you feel yourself spiraling into that “what if it comes back?” mode of thinking. I give you a specific step-based approach to tackling your fears and getting your head back into that confident, strong place you need to be.
Five Ways to Reduce Your Risk
Wouldn’t it be cool if there were proven ways to help reduce your risk of ever experiencing cancer again?
The good news is, there are!
You can actually take steps to help reduce your risk, and they’re not overly complicated or difficult. Yes, you may need to make some changes in your lifestyle. You may need ot shift your priorities, but typically after cancer, you’ve done that anway.
I give you five things you can do in your life, right now, that will help you reduce your risk of getting cancer again. And these aren’t just neat ideas. They are steps that have shown in scientific studies to significantly reduce your risk of cancer.
A couple of these steps will likely make sense to you, but others may come as a complete surprise. Once I take you through each step, I’ll help you create an actual plan you can use to get yourself on the right track toward lasting health and vitality.
Isn’t that worth a little of your time?
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Do you worry about recurrence? Have you read Britta’s book? Please share your thoughts.