Maintaining Wellness During Breast Cancer Treatment
When you’re undergoing breast cancer treatment, it is natural to be extremely focused on beating your disease, but it’s equally important to maintain your overall health in the meantime. The side effects of treatment may interfere with your usual eating and exercise habits, but with your doctor, you can find ways to feel as healthy and strong as possible without putting your cancer care in jeopardy. At Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, our oncology department not only helps patients get the treatments they need but also assists patients with feeling as well as possible while under care. If you are receiving breast cancer treatment, here are some of the strategies you can use to feel your best.
Focus on Nutrition
Breast cancer treatment can interfere with your appetite and cause you to feel so nauseated that you don’t want to eat. However, it’s important to get good nutrition during treatment to support your healing. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. If you are struggling with appetite or finding the energy to eat, ask your doctor for suggestion for meal replacement drinks and other alternatives that may be easier to have than larger meals.
You don’t have to stop exercising because you are receiving cancer care. Talk to your doctor about what is safe for you and be active as often as you can. Exercising will help keep your weight in a healthy range and battle the depression that can often be associated with cancer care.
Ask for Help
Don’t neglect your emotional wellness while facing cancer. Anxiety, depression, and anger are common, but help is available. Talk to your oncology team about your options, from support groups to medication. Feeling strong emotionally will improve your ability to fight your disease.
You don’t have to face cancer alone. Trust the multidisciplinary oncology team and Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center for cutting-edge, compassionate care. Get a physician referral to a cancer specialist at our Las Vegas hospital or more information about our other services, from our heart hospital to stroke care, by calling (702) 233-5300.