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Maintaining Quality of Life When You Have Cancer
Maintaining Quality of Life When You Have Cancer Recovering from cancer is not a simple process. First you have to follow your prescribed course of treatment. Then, there are follow-up appointments and other aftercare. It can take a while to get back to your normal activities. To help you make the transition back to your pre-cancer lifestyle, ask your doctor and other specialists to design a rehabilitation program for you. Its goal should be to strengthen you both physically and mentally. Here are some ...
Anxiety: Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Guided Imagery
Anxiety: Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Guided Imagery Symptom and Description It is common to feel stress or anxiety when you have cancer. Anxiety can be a vague or uneasy feeling of distress. There are many things that can bring on these feelings, such as trips to your doctor's office, treatments for your cancer, or fears about your cancer. Learning Needs There are many things that you can do to help your stress. Two things that are easy to learn are called progressive muscle relaxation and guided ...
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Taking Antidepressant Medications
Taking Antidepressant Medications You have been asked to take drugs for your feelings of depression. To take antidepressant drugs safely, you will need some information. Here are some things you need to know to help you safely take your pills. Don't drink alcohol with antidepressant medication. Alcohol may make you more depressed and keep your pills from working. If you have taken your medicine for a long time (months) and you feel it's "not working anymore," contact your doctor or nurse, because you ma...