Thursday, August 03, 2017 by: Isabelle Z
(Natural News) There are a lot of things you might do when you’re diagnosed with cancer: worry incessantly, research nonstop, talk to family and friends, and probably do your fair share of crying. However, there are also several things you should be careful not to do when you’re first diagnosed if you want to give yourself a fighting chance of beating this illness. Inspired by Juicing for Health, here is a list of five of the top mistakes people make immediately after getting a cancer diagnosis.
1. Going directly into mainstream treatment
It’s a perfectly natural reaction when you’re facing a deadly disease to tell your doctors to fix it as fast as they can. Perhaps you even made an appointment for the next step before leaving the office the day you got the bad news. Time might not be on your side, but you can still afford to take an hour or two to research your options and find out if you could be a candidate for safer alternatives before committing to chemotherapy, for example. You’ll also want to be careful about getting too many diagnostic tests. A second opinion on your diagnosis isn’t a bad idea, but you don’t want to subject yourself a lot of tests that use radiation, which can contribute to cancer and even cause it.
2. Sticking to just one protocol