Cancer takes a lot from a person who is afflicted by it but coming out of it is always possible with some resilience on the part of the patient. The first thing a patient can do is to develop certain self caring steps that will help relieve the pain and make the treatment period more bearable.
Here are few tips on how to go about cancer self care.
Care to eat well
It is always advantageous to have a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grain foods. They not only provide you the right kind of nutrients but more strength and help manage the side effects of medications. They even help in speeding up your recovery . Be careful in consuming raw foods and use them only after washing fruits and veggies thoroughly to keep your immune system in perfect order.
Drink more water
Fluids are what makes your cells work better, so drink atleast 8 glasses of water every day to keep your body’s minerals in balance. Vomitting and diarrhoea which are side effects of cancer can dry you out and only water can keep you well hydrated.
Exercise regularly
Exercise helps build body strength and lifts up your mood. Start slow and reach 30 minutes of exercise every day. Regular body movements not only make you feel good it prevents some cancers from progressing.
Take good rest
Having some activity during cancer is good but never overdo it. Take a break whenever you feel tired. Don’t tackle all the to do things together space them out through the day.
Gain knowledge
Knowledge give you the power to tackle your cancer in a better way. Read on the side effects of the various treatments and how to tackle them before and after the treatment. This will make you feel more in control and prepare for life ahead.
Talk & discuss
Talking is a good medicine for your body and soul. Talk to someone about your concerns and feelings. Discuss things with your family, friends or a counsellor. This will improve your control over your feelings that will flood you during cancer.
Control stress
Meditation, massage, relaxation techniques, tai chi and even aromatherapy are all good to help you get a fix on your stress. The less worried you are you can tackle your cancer better.
Plan your finances
Cancer care can ovreshoot your financial health. Study the costs and variables before you undertake a treatment, so you know what to expect. You can even consult a finance counsellor to find options for your plan.
Meet it with music
Music has therapeutic qualities and it can help with cancer treatment too. Trained music therapists are available who can guide you through listening to music, writing lyrics, playing an instrument. This will even help in reducing yoru sensations of vomiting, nausea and pain.
Catch your sleep
Get good shut-eye each day and it will play a huge role in your physical and emotional wellbeing. Consult a doctor if you have sleep problems and rectify it because it is very important for your cancer recovery. Medications and certain fixes suggested my experts can put you on the road to good sleep.

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