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Coping with Stress While Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer

Apr 18, 2023

Living with neuroendocrine cancer can be stressful, as the condition can impact various aspects of a person’s life, including physical health, emotional well-being, and social relationships. However, stress can also exacerbate the symptoms of neuroendocrine cancer and negatively affect a person’s quality of life. Therefore, it’s important to learn how to manage stress effectively.
 
Here are some tips for coping with stress while living with neuroendocrine cancer:
 
Seek support: Don’t try to handle everything on your own. Contact friends, and family, or join one of our ‘Natter’ support groups for emotional support and practical assistance.
 
Practice self-care: Take care of yourself physically and emotionally. This may include getting enough rest, eating a balanced diet, engaging in physical activity, and practising relaxation techniques like meditation or yoga.
 
Communicate with your healthcare team: Make sure to keep your healthcare team informed of any changes in your symptoms or emotional state. They can provide guidance and support for managing your condition.
 
Find ways to reduce stress: Identify sources of stress in your life and develop strategies for reducing or avoiding them. This may include prioritising tasks, delegating responsibilities, or saying no to unnecessary commitments.
 
Stay informed: Educate yourself about your condition and treatment options. This can help you feel more in control and reduce anxiety about the future.
 
Remember, managing stress is an ongoing process, and what works for one person may not work for another. Be patient and persistent in finding the strategies that work best for you. By taking steps to reduce stress and prioritise self-care, you can improve your overall well-being and better manage your neuroendocrine cancer.
 
Visit our YouTube channel to watch our range of self-help relaxation and coping videos

 
Learn more about neuroendocrine cancer – https://www.neuroendocrinecancer.org.uk/