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5 New Year's Resolution Ideas for Cancer Patients

As the year comes to a close, many people begin to create resolutions for the New Year. As a cancer patient or survivor, you may look to the New Year in a different way and make resolutions that don't involve a weight loss goal. Here are a few health related goals to set for yourself in the coming New Year for the different stages in your cancer journey--

Recently DiagnosedAsk Questions
Newly diagnosed patients will likely feel overwhelmed after finding out that they have cancer, so it can be easy to just go along with the treatment plan that the doctor sets. While your doctor has your best interests in mind, don’t be afraid to ask questions about your current treatment plan and the options available to you. It is important to be an active participant in your health care as you go through intensive treatments.
In TreatmentAsk for Help
While going through cancer treatments, side effects can make your everyday activities become seemingly impossible to do. Make a resolu…

Coping with special occasions

Many of us associate Christmas with seeing family and friends, parties and lots of eating and drinking. It is a time of celebration. But when you have cancer, you might tire more easily. Your cancer or treatment may mean that you have trouble joining in with all the festive eating and drinking.

Eating and drinking

Many people who have cancer have few or no problems with eating. But some do. These can include loss of appetite, feeling sick, constipation or changes in taste. At Christmas or other events you might have added pressure from friends and family who want you to eat something when you might not want to.

There are a few things you can do to deal with eating problems. Even if you can’t eat as much as normal, you can still join in.Talk to your doctor or nurse before Christmas or other occasion if you have a specific problem. For example, if you feel sick you might need to make sure you have enough anti sickness medicines for the whole holiday.

Cooking 

Cooking can put y…