All breast cancer treatment, particularly chemotherapy, can create many harsh side effects and impact on a breast cancer patients general health and wellbeing.
Everybody is different. While some of us experience limited side effects, others experience more severe symptoms as a result of their breast cancer treatment.
Wherever you find yourself on the spectrum, it is important to take care of yourself during chemo.
Remember, chemotherapy is provided to breast cancer patients to lower the risk of cancer returning. To do so, doctors administer potent drugs that will destroy cancer cells and also attacks fast-growing cells in the body.
This is why it is so important to take good care of yourself. Self-nurturing acts are always important. However during breast cancer treatment when your body is fighting so hard, treating yourself with kindness is especially important to attempt to reduce the impact of symptoms and side effects.
When we look after ourselves, and our own needs, we always feel better. Self-nurturing actions are also known to lead to building more self-esteem and a sense of self-worth, characteristics that assure assist us with anxiety and depression, negative emotions that are common during breast cancer.
Treating yourself well during is essential to ensuring your body can recover from the harsh side effects and constant attack it is under because of chemotherapy.
Wendy Paterson, Co-founder and President of Be Uplifted Inc, is also a breast cancer survivor. Wendy has some wonderful suggestions about how breast cancer patients can look after themselves during chemotherapy treatment, to ensure that they maintain their sense of self and manage the symptoms.
For more information about the practical steps you can take for self-nurturing yourself during breast cancer treatment, watch Wendy talk about nurturing yourself during chemotherapy here: