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Preparing for Treatment - Lifestyle advice for cancer patients

Cancer and its treatments can significantly impact on your ability to do normal daily activities. Eating and drinking, moving around and doing the things you enjoy can become more difficult.

If you are currently waiting for surgery or treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, preparing effectively can make a significant difference to your experience of treatment and your recovery. These pages contain information and support on how you can prepare for your future treatment, as well as information to help you recover, helping you to take control and be involved in your care.

 

Why is it important to prepare?

Preparing will help you to: 

  • have a better response to your future treatment and quicker recovery
  • improve your energy levels, reducing tiredness and improving your sleep pattern
  • maintain your independence and do more of your normal day to day activities
  • improve your general fitness and sense of wellbeing and promote long term healthy lifestyle

How to prepare for treatment

Preparing for treatment involves thinking about your routines, activities, eating patterns, habits, lifestyle, and to change some of these in order to improve your health and wellbeing. 

The pages below contain information and support on factors that affect your health and recovery. These will help you to prepare for your future treatment, help you recover, take control and be involved in your care. 

 

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