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    Leukemia - Home Treatment

    You can do things at home to help manage your side effects. If your doctor has given you instructions or medicines to treat these symptoms, be sure to follow them. In general, healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise may help control your symptoms.

    Other problems that can be treated at home include:

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    Handling the stress of having cancer

    Having cancer can be very stressful. It may feel overwhelming to face the challenges in front of you. Finding new ways of coping with the symptoms of stress may improve your overall quality of life.

    These ideas may help:

    • Get the support you need. Spend time with people who care about you, and let them help you.
    • Take good care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, and eat nourishing foods.
    • Talk about your feelings. Find a support group where you can share your experience.
    • Try new ways to relax. And do things each day that help you stay calm and relaxed. Stress reduction techniques may help.

    Having cancer can change your life in many ways. For support in managing these changes, see the topic Getting Support When You Have Cancer.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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