People are always haunted by the possible cancer recurrence and metastasis after treatment. Once the tumor grows and expands to other parts of the body, the treatment will be more tricky. The article lists seven ways that oncologists concluded to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and metastasis.
1. Brisk walking
Brisk walking is not strolling or even walking at a moderate pace. It’s walking faster than both but not as fast as a full run. Brisk walking helps boost your immune system and keep away from worry and depression. It is reported that brisk walking for 7 hours a day can reduce the cancer recurrence by 90%.
2. Smiles and laughter
Smiles and laughter can enhance the immune system that defends the body against illness and disease. American neurologist Henri Rubenstein found that one minute of solid laughter provides up to forty-five minutes of subsequent relaxation.
Do some activities that make you laugh and this may include gardening, singing, reading humorous stories or chatting with friends.
3. Keep a healthy and balanced diet
Diet can be one of the top priorities when there is a cancer patient in the family. Suffering from the cancer pains and the side effects of chemotherapy, it is urgent for patients to supplement necessary nutrients. Cancer patients are advised to have a balanced diet and reduce the intake of high-fat and high-calorie foods. If patients are in good general health, high-fat and high-fat and high-calorie foods can serve together with whole grains in a proper proportion. However, greasy and salty food must be avoided.
4. Get enough sleep
People produce melatonin during the sleep that can suppress the expression of estrogen in women to inhibit breast cancer. A study found that Women who sleep less than 7 hours a night have an increased 47% risk of developing breast cancer.
Cancer patients are advised to fall asleep before 11:00 pm and get up at 6 am to 7 am. In addition, a noon nap can enhance the function of the body’s immune cells, which plays a significant role in preventing cancer.
5. Get a regular examination
Since cancer after treatment has a higher risk of recurrence, it is important to review it regularly and find out whether cancer has recurred. Cancer patients can receive regular doctor’s rehabilitation guidance, which is conducive to the cancer recovery and reduce the recurrence rate.
6. Keep an eye on adverse reactions
Patients who are taking a targeted drug should pay close attention to body changes during this period. If there are some adverse reactions such as rash, dry skin, nausea, and vomiting, you should consult your doctor promptly. Your doctor will adjust drug doses accordingly.
7. Open the window for 30 minutes a day
Few people know that in addition to formaldehyde, housing decoration also causes radon, a carcinogenic gas that is generally hidden in granite, cement, and ceramic tiles. Long exposed to radon, people are likely to develop lung cancer.
In fact, as long as the window is kept open for 30 minutes a day, the in-house radon concentration can reduce to the normal level as outside. Natural gas consumed for cooking will also produce radon, so it is best to open the window when cooking.