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I’ve been diagnosed with cancer. What are some tips for coping with the stress associated with that?

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After getting a cancer diagnosis, you may feel grief or have trouble sleeping, body aches, and exhaustion. Here are some tips that may help you cope.

  • Keep a positive attitude.
  • Accept that there are events you cannot control.
  • Assert your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, combative, or passive.
  • Learn to relax.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Eat balanced meals.
  • Rest and sleep.
  • Don't rely on alcohol or drugs to ease stress.

From: Coping With Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Cancer Society: ''Coping with Cancer in Everyday Life.'' National Cancer Institute: ''Advance Directives.''

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 27, 2018

SOURCES: American Cancer Society: ''Coping with Cancer in Everyday Life.'' National Cancer Institute: ''Advance Directives.''

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 27, 2018

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