Fighting cancer might be the toughest thing you ever have to do.
It’s a 24-hour-a-day job that can drain both your brain and your body.
Cancer can hit you on multiple fronts — the disease itself, the aggressive treatments used to fight it and the side effects of those treatments. Dealing with this barrage of physical effects takes its toll on you emotionally as well.
Learn more about some of the common physical and emotional effects and the steps you can take to mitigate these stressors.
I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s diffuse B-cell lymphoma on Aug. 14, 2015, and since then, I have undergone three rounds of chemotherapy, 22 radiation treatments and an autologous stem cell transplant.
Today, I show no evidence of disease, but the side effects from my treatment were and still are challenging. I’ve had everything from nausea, neuropathy and hair loss to chemobrain and hearing problems.
Mitigating side effects...