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What can help manage emotional changes

Some of the things that might help manage emotional changes due to cancer include:

  • relaxation — can help to control pain
  • muscle relaxation and imagery — can help with anxiety and can help reduce nausea and vomiting
  • support groups — some people find it helpful to meet with other people in the same situation to share their experiences, concerns and fears; meetings can be face-to-face or held over the telephone or internet
  • counselling — counselling with a trained health professional can help to clarify feelings and help people deal with issues that may have been brought up by their diagnosis and treatment.