Some types of cancer treatments can irritate and damage the cells in the mouth, causing a condition known as mucositis. When mucositis occurs, inflammation and ulcers can develop in the mouth, throat, and along the entire gastrointestinal (or GI) tract, including the stomach and the small and large intestines.
When anxiety becomes overwhelming, it can add to the difficulties of dealing with cancer. Cancer survivor and nurse navigator Deborah Gomer provides easy-to-use breathing exercises that help restore calm and alleviate anxiety. Remember to breathe!
Fatigue and tiredness are not the same. Tiredness is what you feel when you don’t get enough sleep, when you overexert yourself, or when you skip a meal. A good night’s sleep, a nap, or a nutritious meal can be rejuvenating. Fatigue is different.
Last modified: June 29, 2018
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