Take Control of Your Health
Taking control of your health means being assertive and willing to represent your interests in managing your life threatening disease. It means communicating clearly about your cancer care needs. It includes
- Taking responsibility for, and control of every aspect of your recovery.
- Learning everything you can about your illness and demanding the cancer treatment you feel gives you the best chance of a speedy recovery, and not merely doing what your doctor or others tell you to do.
- Commitment to shared responsibility with your medical team. This can contribute to the goal of physical, emotional, and mental health and wellbeing.
- Empowering yourself to ask questions, even difficult ones, of the members of your medical team.
Why this is important
“Studies suggest that people who take control of their health—including their physical, mental, and spiritual health—tend to live longer. For example, researchers have found that cancer patients who feel helpless die sooner than those who feel that they can do things—even little things—to help their mood, comfort level, or immune system.”
Dr Kelly Turner
Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds
Kelly Turner, PhD, a researcher who specializes in integrative oncology, studied one hundred cancer survivors and analysed over one thousand cases of people who experienced a “radical remission” from “incurable” cancer. She found that these people did not sit around waiting for a miracle, but made significant changes in their lives. Dr Kelley found nine healing factors common among all of the cases she studied. These nine key factors are:
- Radically changing your diet
- Taking control of your health
- Following your intuition
- Using herbs and supplements
- Releasing suppressed emotions
- Increasing positive emotions
- Embracing social support
- Deepening your spiritual connection
- Having strong reasons for living
See more at www.RadicalRemission.com.