Bodybuilders are not removed from the society in which we live, from the realities that ordinary mortals live with, from the fortunes of life and from the miseries in it. Bodybuilders too suffer the colds, the financial strains and the diseases. Despite being hyperactive individuals who are very cautious of their diet, Bodybuilders can and do get cancer. The wheels of fortune may turn the tide, after abuse of steroids, after genetic inheritance of the condition, after smoking for a while before start5ing the Bodybuilding training or for many other reasons, to bring cancer at the feet of an individual.
When that happens, most Bodybuilders fall into the mistake of quitting the Bodybuilding training with remorse. This is not the time to quit; rather, it is time to maintain the body in top form, to fight low immunity with both dieting and regular workouts. It is time to focus on the positive and move on with live as energetically as possible.
Withdrawing from a hitherto active lifestyle of a body builder after a cancerous diagnosis is setting oneself for stress and depression. Wisdom lies in distracting negative thoughts with the Bodybuilding program. One way of overcoming cancer, whichever type of cancer, is by maintaining a positive outlook towards life despite the positive diagnosis. Life must continue and get better even.
If the cancer makes the body weak, eats into the muscles and makes it possible to train with weights, a stationary bicycle will do. Intensity might be brought down to a level the body is comfortable with. But for as long as the body builder is mobile, strong and maybe as sterile as before the diagnosis, then there is every reason to pursue the original objectives of a Bodybuilding program. If cancer was diagnosed in the early or beginning stages of growth, the body builder has a chance to get it out of his or her system by taking medication, surgical removal of cancerous cells and a continued healthy lifestyle. This must be accompanied by proper dieting and of course moderated training even with weights where possible.
Cancer is not the death sentence, rather a threat to health. Bodybuilders who have essentially succeeded to a certain level know of and live with a passionate enthuasism in overcoming challenges and threats. So it is possible to live heartily after the diagnosis and to make the most of the best and the worst eventualities.
If however the diagnosis comes late into the cancerous growth, then complete cure of the condition might not be possible, but there is still a frighting chance. Bodybuilders are fighters in their heart and they can, each one of them, fight the cancer with passion. The dieting becomes even more crucial, exercising moderately and coupling these with appropriate medical attention. It is possible to lift a Bodybuilding trophy, a championship title or win a competitive contest with joy despite having terminal cancer eating at the body. It is possible to build the body to the maximal heights of muscularity and strength while still managing and treating cancer. Yes it is possible, as long as there is a fighting will to conquer the cancer just as the training intensity challenges.