chemotherapy

When your mouth is yucky

Many patients find chemotherapy leaves them with a metallic taste. When your mouth is yucky, food tastes bitter and rancid and you can lose interest in food and eating very quickly. This change in taste may result in you disliking certain foods that you would normal eat and can cause a loss of appetite leading to weight loss. Choose foods …

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Declutter

Marie Kondo may have sparked the latest decluttering craze at home but we are suggesting you  declutter or unbusy your life!  Chemotherapy treatment and radiation can have you feeling exhausted and frazzled. Everyone seems obsessed with being busy but it makes us stressed and miserable. Clear your calendar of the clutter. Just drop it, let it go. …

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Rug up

Coping with these cold Winter months can be hard with extreme sensitivity to the cold. Don’t venture outside without a scarf and warm hat. With no hair you have no “insulation” on your head so cover up because much of your body heat will be lost through the head and shoulders. Make sure you keep your hands …

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The Blanket

Cancer patients often say they get cold during treatment so it helps to cuddle up with a blanket throw. Be sure to check if warm blankets are available before unnecessarily transporting one with you. Some centres have blanket warming cabinets. designed to maintain blankets at a safe temperature to assist patient comforting and stored safely …

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