During radiation, chemotherapy, or hormone therapy, your body is working overtime to fight cancer. There are some things you can do to help cope with the impact.

The right workout can increase energy, reduce stress and offset potential weight gain*.
However, speak to your doctor and listen to your body: don’t go overboard. Also keep in
mind that extra pounds during treatment can be caused by “edema” (water retention) or
hormonal changes, not exercise habits. Talk with your physician about your exercise
regimen and whether a change is needed. When platelet counts are low, avoid high-risk
sports to prevent bleeding from injuries or rough contact.

*Clothing can help visually offset weight changes. Too tight or too baggy clothing should be avoided whether you are overweight or underweight. Best choices: “relaxed” or “casual” cuts.

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