Getting Diagnosed or going through your cancer Journey can be stressful. Here are a few tips from ASCO on Cancer.net on ways to cope with and reduce stress.

Tips for reducing stress

“Stressors” are sources of stress. Some stressors are predictable and, therefore, sometimes avoidable. You can often lower the amount of stress in your life by making small changes. Consider the following tips for reducing stress:

Stress management strategies

Although you can try to reduce the number of stressors in your life, you can’t completely avoid stress. However, stress management strategies can help you feel more relaxed and less anxious. The following are tips to help reduce stress:

Relaxation techniques

Many people learn and practice relaxation techniques to lower stress. You can learn most of them in a few sessions with a counselor. And, many hospitals and cancer centers have classes to teach patients relaxation techniques. You can do these techniques daily or at specific stressful times, such as during a medical procedure.

If you would like more information on support groups, exercise groups, help with financials, or any other support, please contact us here at CHOA at 843-577-6957. We are here to help you with whatever you made need to reduce stress while you are on this journey.

Information taken from https://www.cancer.net/coping-with-cancer/managing-emotions/managing-stress