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4 Tips for Success for Cancer Survivors

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If you or a loved one has waded through the horrors of cancer, congratulations on being on the other side! Here are four simple lifestyle changes that cancer survivors can take to take the very best care of their health.

Cancer Survivors: How to Increase Your Chances of Staying Cancer-Free

Of course, the fear of cancer returning never goes away. The good news is that you can help increase your chances of staying cancer free by making a few lifestyle changes:

  • This is not only good for keeping your weight down, but it also improves your strength, reduces anxiety, helps you sleep, and can improve heart health.
  • Eat healthier foods. Most nutrition recommendations include eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This plant-based approach has been shown to help keep cancer survivors healthier for longer.
  • Protect your skin from the sun.
  • Quit smoking and avoid second hand smoke.

In addition to physical lifestyle changes, remember to have fun. Spend time with your friends, host a movie night at your house, go for a bike ride on a sunny day, or read a funny book. Laughter can reduce stress, improve your mood, and make your days even brighter.

For more information about survivorship, cancer information, caregiving, or any other health topic, contact the Health Information Center or the Cancer Institute.

The Health Information Center is a library staffed by medical librarians and certified health information specialists. The Health Information Center can do research on any health topic and get the results to you for free.

Contact them at 865-305-9525 or library@utmck.edu. There is also a large collection of health books that you can check out covering a variety of topics, including the following:

Breast cancer clear & simple : all your questions answered

What to eat during cancer treatment

How to help your friend with cancer

The Health Information Center is located on the first floor the hospital. In addition to health information, you can find computers, printers, and a quiet place to take a break. Becoming a library member is free and only requires a picture ID.

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