Friday, January 24, 2014

6 Tips to Help Cancer Patients Become More Organized and Comfortable During Treatment

by Margot Malin

This is a condensed version of a longer post that was published on the Breast Cancer Yoga Blog entitled:

Cancer Pre-Treatment Check List – 6 Tips To Make Your Life Easier Once You Begin Treatments

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. There are so many questions swirling through your mind and so many things to put in order. Here is a short list of 6 tips suggested by other patients to help make your treatment both more comfortable and better organized.

  1. Familiarize Yourself with Your Medications and their Side Effects
  2. Schedule a Dental Appointment
  3. Order some new products in advance to test them to see if you have any reactions to them, and to see if you like their feel and other characteristics.
  4. Make a list of things that need to be done and circulate it to friends and family so that they can sign up to help you.
  5. Create a treatment goody bag for yourself
  6. Meet with a Naturopathic doctor
Each of these 6 tips should help to reduce the uncertainty and confusion that come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment plan. Try to organize and simplify your daily schedule whenever possible. Don’t forget to ask for help!

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