How does kidney cancer affect daily life?

Learning that you or a loved one have been diagnosed with kidney cancer can be trying experience. Daily life can be affected in many ways, depending on what stage the condition is at and the treatment one is receiving. Fortunately, there are treatment options and plenty of resources available to patients, caregivers, and family/friends. It is important to understand the severity of the condition and prepare for whatever lies ahead.
 
  • Take care of yourself so that you're ready to fight cancer if it comes back. 
  • Adjust your diet to include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. 
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes most days of the week. 
  • Get enough quality sleep so that you wake feeling rested.
  • Find someone to talk with. Discuss your feelings with a friend or family member, or you might prefer meeting with a formal support group. 
  • Let others help. Cancer treatments can be exhausting. Let people know what would be most useful for you.
  • Set reasonable goals. Having goals helps you feel in control and can give you a sense of purpose.
  • Take time for yourself. Try to find time to relax and do things that you enjoy.
 
living with kidney cancer
 
 

Sources
  • "Kidney Cancer." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 13 Feb. 2015. Web. 30 June 2017.
  • "Kidney Cancer Symptoms & Treatment | Renal Cell Carcinoma." Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic, 9 Dec. 2016. Web. 30 June 2017.

 

From Our Blog: Four Healthy Reasons to Break a Sweat
One of the most natural ways to keep the body healthy and clean of toxins is through sweating. Working for a sweat through exercise has great health benefits for the body and will help you look and feel great! Below are some reasons to get up, get moving, and sweat it out:
 
four healthy reasons to break a sweat

 

Join the community!


You must be a member of healtheo360 in order to view this group

Register with Email Address

Already a member? Click here to login

healtheo360 believes strongly in user privacy.