An important lesson I have learned from being involved with my Mothers Cancer battle is always have a back up plan. It doesn’t matter what type of cancer you have, how old you are, or what kind of treatment you are receiving. Having a Cancer Backup Plan is a very important for anyone who is battling Cancer. Ovarian Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colon Cancer, All Cancers need back-up plans.
A Cancer backup plan is essential.
Even when things are going good a back-up plan is important. Actually that’s the time where a Cancer backup plan is most important because positive outcomes can give you a false sense of security. Positive outcomes can happen during your Cancer treatment but that doesn’t always mean they will forever continue.
Don’t let good news get you too comfortable.
I know how special it feels to hear good news about your Cancer Treatment. I know that it’s like finally being able to breath again, the whole world looks different after hearing good news. The first reaction is to finally take a break, stop thinking for a while, go on vacation and forget about this cancer thing. A small amount of all these for a limited amount of time can actually be a healthy idea. But remember that this can easily turn into a slippery slope and can get your mind unfocused. An alternative can be doing all those things when you already have proper back-up plans in place. That way you are safeguarded and ready for anything just in case. Have your homework done before you go out and play.
Don’t put all your eggs in one Cancer treatment.
Always have a plan B just in case plan A fails, and always have a plan C if plan B fails. This sounds really simple but trust me that its very hard to think this way when dealing with Cancer. You want your treatment to work so much that you don’t even want to think about what happens if it’s not successful. Train yourself to be ahead of your treatment and 2 steps ahead of Cancer. Time is massively important in Cancer treatment, so if you have all your cancer backup plans in place, you can quickly shift to another without losing any time.
Be 2 steps ahead of Cancer.
Do your research in good times and in bad, whether you need to or don’t need to. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. Always be at least 2 steps ahead no matter what. Try to think of every possibility, even what will happen if your doctor retires, or moves out of state? Have a secondary doctor in mind just in case your put in that scary situation. You’d really be surprised how often that happens. It happened to my mother and it can take months to find another good doctor. That’s time wasted a Cancer patient can’t afford to lose. So prepare yourself for anything and you’ll be 2 steps ahead of Cancer.
Importance of mindset when dealing with cancer.