It is important to stay as well as possible physically when you have cancer. This can help you cope with your treatment and feel better in yourself.
If you are a smoker, the most important thing you can do is to quit. Research shows that people who quit smoking after diagnosis respond better to treatment and recover faster.
Studies have also shown that exercise has many benefits for people with cancer.
In this section
Understand why it is important to stop smoking and find help to quit.
Eating a healthy diet is an important part of staying well during and after cancer treatment.
Exercise can help you cope with treatment and feel better in yourself.
Some people with cancer find complementary therapies helpful.
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Changes to treatment
There are a number of reasons why treatment changes may be needed.
There are ways to deal with some of the emotional effects of having cancer.
Life changes after a cancer diagnosis, and survivorship is about living with this change.