When in cancer remission, it may help to do some exercises or maintain a level of physical activity. Several studies have investigated the effects of physical activity on the survival of cancer patients. However, studies have not yet shown whether physical activity helps prevent cancer recurrence or promote disease. There are studies that show that regular physical activity can reduce anxiety and depression, improve mood, increase self-esteem, and reduce symptoms of fatigue, nausea, pain, and diarrhea. These benefits can be obtained through moderate to intense physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week.
Getting Help and Support
If it is difficult to cope with cancer and work towards complete remission, it may be helpful to talk to others in the same situation. Alternatively, you can consult a trained counselor. Doing so can help you find a way to deal with fears and worries, and it can lessen stress and anxiety while in cancer remission.
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