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

How you manage your hematologic cancer on a daily basis depends to a large extent on the type of cancer, how much the cancer has spread, and the therapy that you have received. You should be aware of the possibility of feeling weak or tired and take advantage of rest periods when possible. You may also be more susceptible to developing infections, so should avoid contact with people who may be contagious. You may also have an increased risk of bruising or bleeding, so should avoid activities where you might fall or get hit. Take advantage of any support that family, friends, or support groups can provide. These supports are important to help you deal with problems that many people with cancer experience, such as lack of adequate knowledge about your disease and treatment, lack of transportation to your medical appointments, or feelings of depression.

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