“This is a great way to connect with people, especially right now, when I feel like connecting with people is difficult. We’re not meeting too many strangers right now during COVID-19. It allows individuals to really express themselves.”
Nutritional needs and challenges are different for every cancer patient. Roswell Park's RDNs can make personalized recommendations to help you manage any side effects of treatment and stay healthy into the future.
Several years ago, I noticed a bump behind my knee. It began interfering with my daily activities, so I had my doctor take a look at it. She said it was just a cyst and nothing to worry about, but sent me to an orthopedist for further testing.
"If a person is very stressed — and unfortunately, stress such as anxiety increases if you get a cancer diagnosis — that may divert valuable energy that could be used for the anti-tumor immune response.”
A caregiver devotes much of their time and energy to making sure the patient has everything they need during treatment, including the love and support that will help them get through it. But who supports the caregiver?
Many cancer survivors report that they don't sleep well, even years after diagnosis. Getting a good night's sleep is important, because it boosts your immune system. Plan ahead to avoid sleep disruptions after Daylight Saving Time kicks in.