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How active can I safely be while undergoing cancer treatment?

Maintain a comfortable balance between activity and rest during cancer treatment:
  • Keep a list of your activities and how much rest you get.
  • Keep track of situations that seem to make you feel more tired such as traveling across time zones, sitting down for too long, being in a room that is too warm or having to concentrate for a long period of time. Planning ahead may help you avoid these activities.
  • Find ways to break up your activities into shorter time periods, or allow yourself time to rest between activities.

There's no prescription for optimum activity levels during cancer treatment. To learn about the factors that will help you determine how active you can be while being treated for cancer, watch this video featuring palliative medicine specialist Dr. Stewart Fleishman.


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