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Physical Well-being

 

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Physical Activity and Cancer
A case for exercising after your diagnosis

by Reid Hayward, PhD

When exercise was first sug­gested as an intervention for cancer survivors, many people, including some in the medical community, thought it wasn’t a viable option. “How can you ask someone with debilitating fatigue and severe treatment-related toxicities to exercise?” they would say.

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Feeling Fatigued?

by Ann M. Berger, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN

Does cancer or cancer treatment leave you feeling exhausted? Do you feel physically, emotionally, or mentally tired? Do those feelings reduce your ability to participate in your usual activities? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be experi­encing what your healthcare team refers to as cancer-related fatigue.

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RX for a Good Night’s Sleep

by Clare M. Sullivan BSN, MPH, OCN

Having trouble sleeping can be frustrating and isolating. It is also a common problem experi­enced by cancer survivors. If you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep more than three times a week, for a month or longer, you may have insomnia. People with cancer are more likely to experience insomnia.

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