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How To Cope With Physical Issues

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Each of the following symptoms may show up from time to time. They are all treatable and can be controlled. They can possibly even be eliminated. The links show you how to cope with particular symptoms.

  • Pain.
    • Many doctors under treat pain. If your doctor won’t prescribe the pain medication you need, there are doctors who specialize in treatment of pain who will.
    • Do not be concerned about becoming addicted to pain medication. It seldom happens in this situation.
  • Difficulty eating
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Inability to sleep normally.
  • Fatigue.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Constipation.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Looking good.
    • For your hair: barbers and hairdressers can come to your home or wherever else you are. If your barber or hairdresser doesn't usually make such visits, he or she may do it for you if you have a relationship with each other.
    • If you want make up tips, call the American Cancer Society and ask about the "Look Good, Feel Good" program for a self help kit. You can call 24 hours a day: 800.395.5665

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