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How Can I Manage Anxiety?

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Anxiety is an emotional or physiologic response that can affect decision making, impair treatment adherence, and affect quality of life. Two types of anxiety can occur: generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Here are simple tips and techniques that you can discuss with your healthcare provider to relieve anxiety.

What Happens After Treatment for Cervical Cancer?

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For some people with cervical cancer, treatment may remove or destroy the cancer. Completing treatment can be both stressful and exciting. You may be relieved to finish treatment, but find it hard not to worry about cancer coming back. (When cancer comes back after treatment, it is called recurrence.) This is a very common concern in people who have had cancer.

How Can I Manage Anorexia?

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Anorexia is an involuntary loss of appetite that is present in up to one-half of newly diagnosed patients with cancer. Anorexia and weight loss can make other side effects worse or cause new ones, which can decrease your quality of life.

Here are simple tips and techniques that you can discuss with your healthcare provider to relieve anorexia.

How Can I Manage Mental Impairment?

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Mental impairment can occur at any time during cancer: before diagnosis, during treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, and well after treatment. Currently, there are no evidence-based recommendations to prevent mental impairment, mostly because doctors and scientists do not yet understand how or why it develops.

Here are simple tips and techniques that you can discuss with your healthcare provider to manage mental impairment.

Not Enough Evidence

Some psychostimulant drugs are being studied to help improve mental function.

How Can I Manage Depression?

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Depression is a common symptom for many people with cancer. Depression is defined as darkened mood, decreased interest in activities or past hobbies, disturbances in eating and sleeping patterns, social withdrawal, feelings of worthlessness, lack of energy, excessive guilt, diminished thought capacity, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.

Here are simple tips and techniques that you can discuss with your healthcare provider to relieve depression.

How Can I Manage Fatigue?

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by people with cancer. It can be part of the disease process or its treatments, and it can persist after treatments are completed.

Here are simple tips and techniques that you can discuss with your healthcare provider to relieve fatigue.

How Can I Manage Hot Flashes?

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Hot flashes develop as a sudden sensation of heat and flushing of the skin, followed by a subsequent drop in your body's core temperature. Although hot flashes are most commonly associated with female menopause, younger women being treated for breast cancer and men being treated for prostate cancer can also experience hot flashes.

Here are simple tips and techniques that you can discuss with your healthcare provider to manage hot flashes.

How Can I Manage Lymphedema?

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Lymphedema is the accumulation of lymph fluid, which causes one or more body parts to swell up. Lymphedema is not curable, but it can be managed easily with therapy.

Here are simple tips and techniques that you can discuss with your healthcare provider to relieve lymphedema.

How Can I Manage Neuropathic Pain?

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Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the peripheral or central nervous system. You may feel a shooting pain in different parts of your body. Neuropathic pain may be caused by a tumor or from cancer treatment.

Here are tips and techniques that you can discuss with your healthcare provider to relieve neuropathic pain.