Having The Right Environment for Your Cancer Treatment


  • Heading into your cancer treatment is scary - you don't know what to expect and how you're going to deal with it all...
  • That's why it's important to tackle it on every level - mental, physical, social
  • And while your medical team will guide you through it, it's crucial to be prepared for what's coming your way, how to take care of yourself during this tough time and what to do when things don't go to plan
  • Prepared before treatment: what side effects you need to worry about? How do you if the treatment working?
  • Have the right expectations by leveraging the knowledge from reputable evidence based sites and real life experience of people who went through your treatment
  • Setting yourself up in the best shape physially for better recovery through pre-hab - a targeted exercise and/or nutrition program that your specialist can advise you on
  • Being connected to the people in your life is crucial: most want to help, but they don't know how, so it's best you guide them to get the support you want throughout treatment
  • There is so much going on between hospital visits and specialist appointments that you forget about the aches and pains you needed to ask about
  • This is the reason why it's crucial to keep track of your symptoms in your phone or in a notebook
  • There is no such a thing as the right decision so make a decision that’s right for you in this point in time
  • Like a captain’s log you can look through it later to work out what happened when and what you need to do next
  • Cancer is a tough time and worries are inevitable so it can be a real help to talk to someone who doesn't know you and has no agenda
  • They know how to listen and won’t judge you!
  • Your specialist or hospital can point you towards counsellor or psychologist who is right for you
  • Treatment is never easy and you want all the support you can get
  • People in your life want to help, but they don’t know how and yet, they don’t want to do the wrong thing or say the wrong thing
  • Guide your people to be there for you in a way that helps you

Inspirational Quotes

You expect your specialist to lay out the treatment step by step, but often, there are you are the one deciding which road to take Yes, it's scary because you are asked to make life and death decisions over things you don't even understand... But it's also empowering because you now in charge of your life again, you are empowered to decide which road to take going forward
Whatever decision you make is bound to be the right one for you right now
Whatever decision you make is bound to be the right one for you right now

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