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How do I manage my oropharyngeal cancer on a daily basis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Oropharyngeal cancer may be difficult to manage on a daily basis, although there are many things you can do to cope. You may experience side effects from the treatments, and you may feel emotionally overwhelmed by your diagnosis. Your doctor can help you cope with the side effects of your treatments by prescribing medication to reduce nausea. Radiation can cause dry mouth and cavities, which you can combat by using fluoride treatments and paying attention to your oral health. Coping with the emotional impact of your diagnosis may be particularly difficult, although maintaining a schedule and trying to stay as involved as possible in activities you enjoy, can help.

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