Sometimes you can feel like you have two left feet and trip on nothing at all. It is important for cancer patients to be constantly aware of the dangers of slippery surfaces and to learn to walk safely especially this Winter with wet footpaths, smooth tiled surfaces at shopping centres and slippery paving.
Wear shoes with rubber soles for added traction. When the ground is slippery it is a good idea to use a walker or cane for added stability.
TIP: Wear a heavy, bulky coat that will cushion you if you should fall.
Bones weakened from metastatic cancer can break or fracture. Even minor falls can result in broken bones. It is extremely important for the patient to take special care.
Slow down, take care and if you do fall let your medical team and your caregivers know. They might need to check you for injuries.
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