How To Make the Most of Living With Cancer
After individuals get a diagnosis of cancer, they must then begin the task of living with the disease. Learning how to make the most of living with cancer can be a daunting challenge, and fortunately there are people, programs, and other steps you can take that can help.
Living with cancer has changed
At one time, a diagnosis of cancer was largely a death sentence, but thanks to advances in conventional and complementary medicines, that has changed. More and more people are living with cancer for decades as a chronic condition or as cancer survivors, and with this new health status comes a new way of living.
In mid-August 2013, Omega Institute for Holistic Health Studies, a nonprofit that provides information on wellness, is offering a conference entitled “Living Well With Cancer.” The announcement for the conference promises it will “help those who have been diagnosed navigate the myriad choices they face on the cancer journey.”
According to Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega, “While illness is difficult to face, there are ways to optimize resiliency at every stage of life.” Understandably, the vast majority of people who have cancer will not be attending this conference, but that does not mean everyone who is facing cancer—and their family and other loved ones--should not understand that there are options they can consider to help them live their life with cancer.
For example, the conference plans to include, in part, information on yoga, holistic healing, and journaling for cancer patients. Why these topics?