Liver cancer is melancholy and it is especially difficult to accept a recurrence of cancer. Studies show that about 50 to 70% of patients relapse within 5 years of surgery, or cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body. So how to build a life after cancer? Here’s how you can change your life to prevent recurrence of cancer.
Tiredness causes cancer patients to feel extremely tired, not normal, but physical and mental fatigue, and cannot be healed with rest. It will also last for a long time after treatment and will hinder all your daily routine. However, this situation can be improved through exercise, and evidence shows that people who maintain and maintain their exercise according to the desired plan have a better physical and emotional state.
Return to normal life
After liver cancer and treatment, it may be difficult for some people to return to normal life because there are many emotional, physical, tiredness, or lifestyle problems. In this case, you’ll need help from family, friends, and a doctor.
Treating liver cancer can make you feel tired and really tired, so it’s important to balance activity and rest. For some people, if they are accustomed to working hard or doing housework for the whole family, it is difficult to get away once they are forced to rest. However, it is better to rest when your body needs it than to urge yourself to rest. One thing that cancer patients should always keep in mind is that one of the most important ways to improve their physical and mental health is to rest.
Choosing healthier foods
Many people find it difficult to properly go to a diet, and this is precisely after cancer treatment, more difficult task. Most patients believe that their palate changes markedly as a result of treatment, may lose appetite and lose weight, but sometimes gain weight to an uncontrolled state, which is very frustrating. So it’s a must to start getting used to a healthy diet. Remember to eat healthy foods, including foods containing vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids and phytochemicals. In addition, low fat rate foods can also improve survival, reduce the risk of relapse or metastasis.
Smoking cessation and alcohol cessation
You should quit smoking and quit alcohol after liver cancer. These seemingly simple changes will have a huge impact on your body for the rest of your life. These choices not only help patients with liver cancer avoid recurrence or metastasis, but also have other health benefits, such as the prevention of Lung cancer.
These management tips will only work if you have followed them. If you are concerned that exercise may not be suitable for you, you can consult your doctor. In addition, it is important to seek help from family and friends, as well as to develop healthier habits.
It is recommended to discuss with your physician to develop a survival care plan for you. The program may include:
Suggested follow-up testing schedule
Timetables for other tests you may need in the future, such as early detection (screening) tests for other types of cancer, or tests that look for cancer or its treatment impact on your long-term health
A list of long-term side effects that your treatment may cause, including precautions and when to contact your doctor
Diet and physical activity advice, etc.