Tips for Getting Through Treatment
Always make sure your massage therapist has been trained to understand the side effects of all cancer treatments before, during and after surgery.
Submitted by Toni Muirhead
Massage that scar! It makes the area feel better.
Say goodbye to spicy food, even mild varieties, immediately after each chemo treatment.
Do not wear your favorite perfume during chemo – you may end up getting nauseous because your sense of smell may be affected. Don’t deny yourself the simple pleasures.
Take care of yourself and rest! You need your sleep.
Give yourself a little reward after each treatment session.
Ask your doctor what you can do to make recovery from anesthesia and surgery easier on your body.
If you have undergone nipple reconstruction, cut a big hole in your bra for the affected side(s). Pile three callous pads up and tape them on – it will keep pressure off while the nipple heals.
Maybe some people won't know what those tattooed dots are, but for those who do, it's a badge of sisterhood!
Use special salves to help heal burns and relieve pain during radiation treatment. Ask your radiation oncologist for the best products to use.