Living Well With Cancer
Eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, and staying positive may not be easy, but it can help get you through treatment. Explore valuable resources and information to help you stay strong throughout your cancer treatment journey.
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Source: The Balancing ActIn some cases, breast reconstruction surgery is a reality for breast cancer patients. Watch Rebecca Holley’s story: a real patient who underwent a prophylactic mastectomy.
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Author: Lucy MaherDuring treatment, when you need loved ones most, you may feel disconnected. Due to changes in your body and energy level, you may have little desire for intimacy. Here are some tips to maintain intimacy throughout treatment.
Author: Robin SearlesSmoking can negatively affect your ability to be treated for and recover from a cancer diagnosis. Quitting tobacco use can significantly improve your chances for the best possible health outcomes during treatment and recovery.
Author: Lucy MaherWeight changes are an often unexpected side effect of receiving cancer treatment. Here, we offer tips to help you manage your weight in a healthy way.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityCancer treatment often involves chemotherapy or targeted therapy to treat the cancer—as well as other medications for managing side effects. It is important to keep track of the medication you are taking using these tips.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityWatch a brief video of Shelley, a retired health and physical education teacher, as she shares her story about how exercise helped her physically and emotionally get through cancer. NOTE: Talk to your doctor about what exercises are right for you.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityTaking steps to ensure you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle can make a world of difference in how you get through your cancer journey.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityTen actions you can take to improve your quality of life.
Source: American Cancer SocietyCancer can be a chronic (ongoing) illness, much like diabetes or heart disease. Living with cancer is different from living after cancer.
Source: Cancer Support CommunityChemotherapy and other cancer treatments can affect the blood cells that protect against disease. This is why cancer patients are at increased risk of getting an infection and may get sick more easily. There are many preventative steps that you can take to stay healthy.
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