Lifestyle Changes to Manage Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
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There are no specific lifestyle changes to manage ]]>non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma]]> . However, the following tips may help you manage side effects of treatment:
- Balance rest and activities. You will likely have less energy than usual. But, participating in exercise (as you can tolerate) will help you to maintain a positive outlook and may also help you to tolerate your treatment better.
- Avoid exposure to bacteria and viruses. Treatment for lymphoma may reduce your ability to fight off infection.
- Eat a ]]>healthful diet]]> as tolerated.
Support from family and friends is also very important at this time. Some patients find it helpful to discuss concerns with people facing similar challenges. The American Cancer Society can refer you to ]]>support groups]]> in your area.
Lymphoma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website. Available at: http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=7030 . Updated September 2008. Accessed October 9, 2008.
Non-hodgkin lymphoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/non-hodgkin . Accessed October 9, 2008.
Last reviewed June 2008 by ]]>Igor Puzanov, MD]]>
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