Cancer treatments can cause side effects. There is much that you can do to manage your side effects while you are getting treatment. Ways that you can manage side effects include things like:
- Drinking water to stay hydrated
- Being sure to eat enough to keep up your strength
- Noticing symptoms to report to your cancer care team
How I Am Feeling
You may be dealing with physical side effects of your cancer or treatment. You may be feeling emotions that you are unsure how to handle. Be aware of any physical issues you have and note how your emotions and feelings change over time.
Keeping track of how you feel helps you and your oncologist (cancer doctor) notice patterns. This helps your oncologist know if they should make changes to your treatment or do something to reduce side effects. It is also good to track how you are feeling over time. This way, you can let your cancer care team know if any conditions worsen or improve. The Cancer Journey Planner includes a Side Effects Tracker to help you track your side effects.