Managing Stress: 7 Doctor-Approved Tips

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A disease such as cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences of a person's life. Coping with cancer can be more challenging with added stress from work, family, or financial concerns. Everyday stress can also make coping with a cancer diagnosis more difficult.

Stress has not been shown to cause cancer. But chronic stress may weaken the immune system, causing other health problems and decreasing feelings of well-being.

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Tips for managing and reducing stress from Cancer.Net:

  1. Spend time outside
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Eat well
  4. Get plenty of sleep
  5. Schedule daily relaxing time
  6. Join a support group
  7. Be aware of your limits

Discover more tips for Managing Stress on Cancer.Net.