A diagnosis of cancer in someone you love often leads to a period of mourning. While a person with cancer may pass away, that doesn’t make it okay to treat them as if they are already dead. Many people go into remission, or even if they don’t they can survive and thrive for years after diagnosis. If your cancer treatments are giving you diarrhea, try to eliminate the coffee that you may find so dear. It might help you stay awake, but it contributes to your diarrhea. To reduce the severity of diarrhea, steer clear of caffeine.
Try to sleep for eight hours or more every night. Sleep helps repair the fatigue and stress that can be caused by treatments. If you’re sleeping well, it means you can feel more energized, and heal faster. You may also need to plan to take a daily nap once you begin treatment. One of the most important steps to reduce the risk of cancer is to avoid risky behaviors. Riskier activities can make it much more likely that an individual can develop an infection, increasing the likelihood of cancer in the future. Do not share your needles with others and participate in safe sex. You are going to have to make a lot of new friends and learn to rely on them. There are many people who you will be around that will be able to help you and empathize with you. These people include chemo specialists, nurses and doctors. Graciously allow these people to help you, because you can’t face cancer alone.