TiredandTroubled wrote:Bumping because I need more good news.
O Stoma Mia wrote:There are three pillars of cancer prevention:(1) Regular exercise, (2) Healthy, well-balanced meals, and (3) Stress reduction program. You would need to develop a program to follow in each of these three areas. For you, development of an effective stress reduction program may be the most important, because long-term stress can lead to an impaired immune system, and this is what can encourage cancer to come back:
O Stoma Mia wrote:testing765 wrote:...Finally, how did you deal with the fear/anxiety of the cancer returning? ...Thanks for the feedback.
Hi testing765 -
Having an effective stress reduction program is critical for survivorship planning as you enter the five-year post-chemo surveillance period. As mentioned in another post, persons who are entering the surveillance period should set up, and diligently pursue, effective programs in (1) Physical exercise (2) Nutrition, and (3) Stress management
Here are some links that describe ways to manage stress during the post-chemo period. The last link below explains, in detail, why stress reduction is essential.
Managing stress - cancer.net
Managing stress and cancer
Stress Management (LEF website)
Anxiety (LEF website)
Quick Relief from Anxiety and Stress Without Tranquilizer Drugs (LEF Magazine)
Diet for stress management
Stress and Cancer 101: Why Stress Reduction Is Essential
°...Secondary prevention (maintaining a healthy body weight and active lifestyle) is recommended...."
Reference: Follow-Up Care, Surveillance Protocol, and Secondary Prevention Measures for Survivors of Colorectal Cancer:
American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Endorsement
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