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How can I avoid feeling hopeless if I have cancer?

To combat feelings of hopelessness if you have cancer, give yourself a schedule to follow. The items on your schedule will help your healing process, and checking them off each day may give you a sense of satisfaction. Diet, exercise, doctor's appointments, entertainment, support group meetings, calls with friends, research, and massage therapy may all be on your schedule.

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