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How can you manage stress if you have acute myeloid leukemia?

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Try these techniques to help manage stress:

  • Take time every day to do something you enjoy or that relaxes you. Read a book, take a warm bath, plant flowers in your garden, or watch a funny movie.
  • Socialize. Go out for dinner or to a movie with friends.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Do something creative to express your emotions. Paint or write in a journal.
  • Try a relaxation technique such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing.

From: Living With Acute Myeloid Leukemia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Appetite Changes," "How Might Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Affect Your Emotional Health?" "Lifestyle Changes After Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "Nutrition for the Person with Cancer During Treatment."

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Managing Stress," "Physical Activity Tips for Survivors."

Cancer Research UK: "Alcohol and chemotherapy," "Diet and exercise after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Neutropenic Diet."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Appetite Changes," "How Might Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Affect Your Emotional Health?" "Lifestyle Changes After Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "Nutrition for the Person with Cancer During Treatment."

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Managing Stress," "Physical Activity Tips for Survivors."

Cancer Research UK: "Alcohol and chemotherapy," "Diet and exercise after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Neutropenic Diet."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

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