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9 Simple Ways to Live Well with Cancer

One of my nursing colleagues Katen Moore has written a book with Libbyu Schmals called “Living Well with Cancer” (2001, Berkley Publishing Group, NY, NY). In this helpful book designed for patients and families they list the following 9 simple ways for living well with cancer.

1. Drink enough fluid every day
2. Wash your hands thoroughly and often
3. Let yourself have a bad day
4. Communicate your needs
5. Ask questions when you don’t understand something
6. Don’t tough it out
7. Eat
8. Rest
9. Enjoy yourself

This may not be David Letterman’s top 10, but these are all important ways in which you can take care of yourself while living with cancer.
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