Is there such a thing as a good fight? How can the word “good” be associated with the word cancer? Cancer is not good, it is anything but good, it is the antithesis of good. But good can be found. There are good doctors who help you with your fight against this disease. There are good hospitals and treatment centers, who are devoted to making your journey as easy as possible. Thank Heaven there are good medicines. They are powerful, and they can make cancer patients very sick, but they are killing off the cancer cells and helping to eventually make the cancer patient healthy. There are lots of good people. People who will come and help with your family during your aggressive and sometimes debilitating treatment. Meals will be delivered, houses will be cleaned, children will be chauffeured around town, because all of these good people know you need to concentrate on your treatment.
Cancer patients are not alone. Unfortunately there are millions of people fighting cancer every day. There are people who have won, the survivors. They can help in ways you probably did not think about. Talking to someone who has gone down the same path, experienced the same events and symptoms, hearing how they came through the fight, can do wonders for your mindset and help you to not give up and keep fighting.
There are also some good home remedies, such as eating a few crackers to fight nausea, and keeping your skin well hydrated to fend off eczema and dry skin from chemotherapy treatments. Some of these little remedies can make the difficult road known as chemotherapy a little less bumpy. Being prepared, being ahead of the side effects, can help you keep your body and mind in better shape for battle. When giving up is not an option for you, fighting the good fight is essential.