Lifestyle Changes to Manage Hodgkin’s Disease
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There are no specific lifestyle changes to manage ]]> Hodgkin's disease]]>. However, there are things you can do to help yourself feel better during treatment and to help manage the side effects. These include:
- Balance rest and activities.
- Avoid exposure to bacteria and viruses:
- Eat a ]]>healthy diet]]>. Good nutrition can help your body to handle treatment and can help you to feel better.
- Seek ]]>support]]> from friends and family and/or join a ]]>support group]]>; social support is essential for helping you to deal with the emotional toll of cancer.
Hodgkin disease. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp. Accessed April 24, 2009.
Hodgkin lymphoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/hodgkin . Accessed April 24, 2009.
Last reviewed April 2009 by ]]>Igor Puzanov, MD]]>
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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