Stress is an inevitable part of life, especially after a cancer diagnosis. Excessive amounts of stress can harm both your physical and psychological health, and in a time when your body is already vulnerable, it’s vital to learn how to manage those feelings.
Here at the Cancer Support Community, we all want to wish a happy holiday season to you and your loved ones. With 2017 right around the corner, we also wanted to suggest a few possible New Year’s resolutions to everyone affected by cancer. Consider these just a few suggestions – which may not all apply to you given where you are in your cancer experience – to help yourself or to help us ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
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Have you ever found yourself feeling so stressed that you have to put things on hold? April is Stress Awareness Month, and the Cancer Support Community recognizes that a cancer diagnosis can influence stress levels. That is why we are celebrating the resources we have for stress management. These tips below can be used regularly to ensure healthy stress levels or during times when you feel especially stressed.
Studies have shown that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrences and improved survival compared with those who are inactive. But how exactly do you begin exercising?
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Even though exercising may feel impossible during treatment, it is extremely important and may help with long term recovery. When you are newly diagnosed, so many other things related to health tend to take priority. But, over the years a growing number of studies show that exercising is greatly beneficial to your treatment and long term care. One of the best reasons to work out during treatment is that it has been proven to reduce fatigue. Patients that exercise during treatment actually experience 40-50% less fatigue according to this study from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.