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How Cancer Patients Can Care for Themselves During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How Cancer Patients Can Care for Themselves During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Panic, a pandemic, and general pandemonium have all lately been sweeping the world. But for a cancer patient or caregiver, your world was already being rocked daily—Coronavirus is just the icing on the proverbial cake.  It’s a concerning development for everyone, but especially for those at high-risk.

I’ve found that a lot of articles on this topic have the same few tips of washing your hands and such— not much more. The question begs to be asked: what are the other ways a cancer patient can stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak? Well, I’ll try my best to answer that in this blog.

I think it’s important that say that I, nor anyone at Canplan is a medical professional. We’re just people who did some research and would like to present that research to you in a digestible and helpful way.

So, here is: How Cancer Patients Can Care for Themselves During the Coronavirus outbreak.

5 Effective Ways To Combat Chemo Brain

5 Effective Ways To Combat Chemo Brain
Chemo-brain is a term frequently used within the cancer community to describe the feeling of memory loss and seemingly slower cognitive function after various types of cancer treatment. Everyday things such as struggling to pay attention and multitask might be more difficult, which can sometimes be discouraging. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to help fight this feeling!

5 Best Books Every Cancer Patient Should Have On Their Bookshelf

5 Best Books Every Cancer Patient Should Have On Their Bookshelf

Cancer can be extremely overwhelming with the abundance of information.  Here are the top five books that CanPlan recommends to aid you in your journey.

1. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Price: $16.32
Emphasis: Soul
Review: When cancer hits, the diagnosis is usually received as a death sentence, but the reality of life is that every single person must come face to face with death, even in the most ironic of ways, as it was for Dr. Paul Kalanithi, who went from treating cancer patients to being diagnosed himself. This vulnerable, personal story will give hope in a completely different light during a time when the hopelessness tempts you to fight alone. He gives a powerful message to why it’s worth fighting for your life, as he did until his final breath on March 9, 2015.

Link to Purchase: http://amzn.to/2FI2FLR

2. THE TRUTH ABOUT CANCER

Price: $16.30
Emphasis: Shortcomings of Conventional Medicine
Review: I think the first step in fighting any battle is to know what you’re up against. This book has gotten great reviews because you can learn about what cancer really is for yourself, not just through your doctor or appointments, especially if you have just been diagnosed or are a suddenly appointed caregiver. Both parties can ask the right questions with this resource.

Link to Purchase: http://amzn.to/2FOgDvs

3. THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER

Price: $16.03
Emphasis: Mind
Review: This is another book to not only become more knowledgeable about what you’re fighting, but it’ll give you the bigger picture as it goes deep into cancer’s history, present, and future by telling many different cancer stories throughout time. I think it’ll help as another resource to challenge yourself to understand and to equip yourself with hope.

Link to Purchase: http://amzn.to/2DmRJxM

4. FAT FOR FUEL

Price: $16.55
Emphasis: Body
Review: Clearly what you eat is a huge part of your health, especially as you fight cancer. This is a book that’s an easy read, but will give you the breakdown of why it’s so important to change your diet and what are the practical ways to do so.

Link to Purchase: http://amzn.to/2FOhJHA

5. RADICAL REMISSION

Price: $10.01
Emphasis: Holistic Lifestyle
Review: This is a book that will shed light on remission and pushing to overcome cancer in practical and new ways. She offers 9 new ways of living to dramatically increase survival, but these ways touch upon every aspect of life– mind, body, soul/spirit. Another message of hope!

Link to Purchase: http://amzn.to/2FOmVLS