Navigating Lung Cancer Navigating Lung Cancer - Page 28

NAVIGATING LUNG CANCER Get plenty of rest. It reduces stress, increases feelings of wellbeing, and may strengthen your immune system (the body’s natural ability to fight disease). Many find cancer treatment exhausting. You may feel wiped out after chemotherapy or radiation. Listen to your body. Rest when you feel tired. It’s okay to be active when you feel good. Healing takes time and energy. Keep active and exercise. You may not feel like doing it, but exercise is helpful. Studies now show that it can help reduce lung cancer symptoms and side effects. It can also improve quality of life. Talk to your doctor to find a safe program for you. Try to do be active every day – even if it is a long walk. Eat a healthy diet. It’s not easy to eat well. It’s hard to eat at all if cancer treatment affects your appetite and sense of taste. Getting enough calories and nutrients supports healing. Tell your health-care team if eating becomes a challenge. Your physician may prescribe medication. Some medications can stimulate appetite. Others relieve mouth sores or soothe nausea. Your doctor may also recommend nutritional supplements 5䁍ȁѕ́ٔɥѥ́хɥѥ)ݥѠѥѡЁ́ȁ̸(