KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Updated: Jun 9
One of the most important gifts you can give yourself is an education about your disease. Learn about your illness, treatment options, support services and self care. Learn everything you can.
Being educated about my disease allowed me to make informed decisions, communicate effectively with my medical team and gave me the confidence to find my voice to self advocate.
Read. Recognize that all information however, is not equal - use trusted websites, such as the mayo clinic or your local cancer support organizations, or reputable scientific journals that provide sound, accurate information based on science.
Learn about the human body, the immune system, and different healing modalities so you have a solid understanding not only of your illness, but how the body works.
Look at anatomy images so that when you visualize you have a really strong grasp of what to picture in your mind. Watch You Tube videos on immune cells eating cancer cells. And if you don’t understand something, seek clarification from your medical team. Understanding the principles of health and the human body is an invaluable tool.
Let me be clear here, I am not suggesting to ever abandon mainstream medical treatment or intervention. In my experience, I embraced all my medical team had to offer. What I am suggesting is to supplement that plan with things you can work on such as: nutrition, mind work (meditation and visualization), exercise, a positive mindset, and surrounding yourself with a support system.