Some useful information about cancer and autism

fog-79456_640Since this week is Cancer and Autism Awareness Week, let me share some useful information that will broaden your knowledge about cancer and autism.

Having diseases such as cancer and autism is a serious matter. Some people who suffer from this kind of disease find courage in fighting these ailments by having a positive attitude.  But still some people, who have cancer or who have family members who suffer from autism, tend to suffer from depression and lose hope.

Although cancer and autism are distinctly different from each other, researchers are turning to rapamycin, a proven cancer drug, as a potential treatment for autism.

Living with a healthy body is much better than living with these ailments.  Are these kinds of diseases preventable?

Here are some simple advice that we can do to lessen the risk of having cancer.  Cancer can, in fact, be prevented by:

-not smoking

-eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains,

-maintaining a healthy weight,

-not drinking too much alcohol,

-being vaccinated against certain infectious diseases,

-not eating too much red meat,

-and avoiding too much exposure to sunlight.

On the other hand, autism is defined as a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills. Signs of autism can be recognized in young children, and some say autism can even be detected in babies. Children with autism have trouble communicating and trouble understanding what other people feel and think. This makes it very hard for them to express themselves either with words or through gestures. But even if they experience trouble in communicating, autistics may have unusually developed skills in other areas, such as in the field of arts,  drawing, creating music, solving math problems, or memorizing facts.

Therefore, I can say that life is fair.  Autistic people have unusual talents that make them feel special and standout from the rest.   Cancer patients, especially cancer survivors, also usually have strong personalities and faith that enable them to overcome the weakest and loneliest points in their lives.

People who have this kinds of disease must stay strong and have strong faith. Their family and friends also need to show their love and support for people suffering from cancer and autism.

by: Sharmaine Lorido