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:
- Spend time outside
- Exercise regularly
- Eat well
- Get plenty of sleep
- Schedule daily relaxing time
- Join a support group
- Be aware of your limits
Discover more tips for Managing Stress on Cancer.Net.