How Long Does a Person Have Cancer Before It Shows Up?
My friend’s mother has end stage pancreatic cancer. At the age of 82, she is comfortable with her decision to live out her days with cancer and not fight it. Though the diagnosis is new, the doctor told her that she has likely had cancer for 20 years.
Scientists tell us that we have cancer cells in us all the time, every day. Yes, even now, some of the cells growing and dividing in our bodies have mutated, or changed, in some way to have the “wrong” information. We hope that these cells are recognized by our immune system as unhealthy and appropriately destroyed. In fact, that’s what a healthy immune system is designed to do . . . to get rid of these unhealthy cells.
Cancer doesn’t just “show up”. We harbor it and nurture it for some time before we manifest and recognize symptoms.
What you can do right now.
- Keep in touch with your doctor for regular wellness check ups. Some screenings are affordable and helpful, possibly catching an early diagnosis.
- Self care and watchfulness; recognize the warning signs of serious disease.
- Be selfish. Pamper yourself with a massage or Reiki, take a yoga class or go for a walk. All are affordable and necessary for your health and well being.
- Prepare foods at home to be sure of the quality of your foods, using less fat, avoiding frying or char-grilling and eating as fresh as possible.
- Take steps to avoid toxins and remove toxins from your environment as well as your body.
- Support a healthy, well-functioning immune system with good foods, fruits and vegetables, antioxidants, cancer fighting supplements, less fat and meat, more fiber and salads.
- Contact Rosemary to learn more. We have natural and safe solutions to help you have a healthier life.
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