Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness

Last year 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer and many of us have been impacted by this. Cancer is not specific. It does not matter what age you are, what race or religion you are. It does not matter where you live or how intelligent you are. It can hurt anyone we love at anytime. Cancer can manifest itself in a myriad of ways, however there are a number of lifestyle changes you can adopt to mitigate your risk.

The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center work hard to spread awareness of Mesothelioma, a rare but preventable cancer, which is spread by asbestos. So they have created a graphic that goes over a few basic steps everyone can take to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy!

Mesothelioma is an uncommonly known cancer that has been known to develop in three main linings of the organs- lungs, heart, and abdomen. It is so rare that only 2,000 to 3,000 people are diagnosed each year. This cancer forms in the mesothelium, a thin layer of cells that protect the body's internal organs. Initially developed in these thin layers, it later spreads to other parts of the body and causes serious health problems. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fluid in the lungs or chest, and difficulty swallowing among some others. If you have been exposed to asbestos for a substantial period of time in your line of work or just from your immediate environment it is important to check with your doctor if you are having any of these symptoms. To learn more about the disease head over to their mesothelioma page

Although cancer is scary and can strike at anytime, there are ways that my family and I do try to incorporate into our daily lives to help reduce our risk.

1. Make sure you are eating a clean diet and cleansing your body of toxins.
2. Exercise daily. Even if it's just a walk.... keep up with your fitness. It's also great for stress and mental focus as well.
3. Rest. Your body rejuvenates when it's resting. Though it's not always easy as a mother to get proper sleep, but try to get as much as you can.
4. Stay Positive. Believe it or not, telling yourself positive things increases your health. If you give up, your body does too. Even when days get hard and things aren't happy, try to find the positive in everything. Stress and worry can eat away at the body and soul.

Here are some other helpful tips to prevent your chances of cancer:

We need to be making sure we do our best to keep our chances of getting cancer down in numbers. What do you and your family do daily to help keep yourselves healthy?