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Protecting your Health during Chemotherapy

Many mesothelioma patients undergo chemotherapy after their surgery. This is an important treatment, since it can kill any lingering cancer cells and reduce pain or other symptoms caused by cancerous growths. Unfortunately, the side effects of chemotherapy can also have a negative impact on other areas of your health. This article includes tips on staying as healthy as possible during your treatment.

  • Stay nourished. The nausea caused by chemotherapy can be severe, making difficult to keep food down or feel motivated to eat in the first place. If this problem isn’t managed, however, cancer patients can become malnourished. Try to find foods that are high in protein and calories to keep your weight up; products such as Boost or Ensure can help with this. Ask your doctor to recommend a nutritionist for further information.
  • Be careful. Chemotherapy can affect your immune system and put you at a higher risk for illness and infections. Be sure to keep your hands clean and be careful around people with colds or other contagious illnesses. You may think to take vitamins to boost your immune system, but many doctors recommend against this. There is very little information on the interaction between vitamins and chemo or radiation therapy. To be safe, most cancer patients are advised not to take vitamins while undergoing treatment.
  • Drink lots of fluids. Dehydration will begin affect you sooner than malnutrition will. In addition, water, ginger ale and sports drinks are easier to keep down than food. They can also help soothe feelings of nausea.
  • Rest as much as you can. Do not feel guilty if your usual chores aren’t getting done. Cancer is a terrible experience, and you need all of your strength.

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