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Feeling your best during and after treatment

Trying to live well and stay as healthy as possible can be hard when cancer is part of your life.

A wellness plan is a set of actions that you can take to help you feel your best. It includes actions to help your physical, mental, emotional and social health. Each of these types of health plays a role in your overall health, or well-being. When you have problems in one area, the other parts can be affected too. And when you take steps to improve your health in one area, it can also help improve your health in the others.

A wellness plan can make you feel better and more in control of your health by helping you:

  • deal with side effects like fatigue, weight loss or gain and sleep problems
  • regain or build strength and endurance
  • manage stress and anxiety
  • reduce your risk of developing a second cancer or other health problems

Just as your cancer treatment plan and experience were unique to you, your wellness plan will also be yours alone. Your healthcare team can help you develop a wellness plan that is tailored to your needs, preferences and fitness level. And it might change over time as you move from treatment to life after treatment.

What’s important is that you understand your wellness plan and that you are comfortable following it. It may include plans to:


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