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How can I reduce stress to boost my immune system?

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  • One way to lower stress is to make healthy lifestyle choices that are also good for your defenses. Eat good food, get enough sleep, and do some sort of exercise regularly. Other science-backed ways to relieve stress include: Deep breathing
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Reading
  • Listening to music
  • Talking to a mental health professional

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy: Using the Immune System to Treat Cancer.”

Aging : “Corticosteroids and immune checkpoint blockade.”

Opdivo.

Breastcancer.org: “Cancer Treatments and Their Impact on Your Immune System,” “Exercise During and After Chemotherapy or Targeted Therapies,” “Exercise During and After Treatment,” “Healthy Eating During Treatment,” “Taking Care of Your Immune System,” “What to Know About Diets That Claim to Cure Cancer.”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Stomach Cancer.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Understanding Immunotherapy.”

Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology : “Sleep and immune function.”

Mayo Clinic: “Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep,” “Stress Management.”

American Cancer Society: “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy: Using the Immune System to Treat Cancer.”

Aging : “Corticosteroids and immune checkpoint blockade.”

Opdivo.

Breastcancer.org: “Cancer Treatments and Their Impact on Your Immune System,” “Exercise During and After Chemotherapy or Targeted Therapies,” “Exercise During and After Treatment,” “Healthy Eating During Treatment,” “Taking Care of Your Immune System,” “What to Know About Diets That Claim to Cure Cancer.”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Stomach Cancer.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Understanding Immunotherapy.”

Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology : “Sleep and immune function.”

Mayo Clinic: “Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep,” “Stress Management.”

American Cancer Society: “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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