It may seem complicated to relax these days when so many rules are in place to help us stay safe. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Make sure you’re social distancing. Add a cancer diagnosis and treatment schedule to the mix, and the stress may seem overwhelming.
The constant pressure can affect the immune system, disrupt sleep and cause digestive issues and pain. As hard as it may seem, it’s even more critical that we learn ways to relax and shed the stress and relieve the tension. Relaxing not only feels good but provides both physical and emotional benefits before, during and after cancer treatment.
Here are nine ways to relieve stress on your own, which can help you remain strong and focused, both during treatment and in these tough times from the experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment.
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