The term "wellness" addresses elements of the body, mind and spirit which contribute to your wellbeing in general. These elements can include nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being, social and community connections, sexuality and spirituality. Positive lifestyle practices can increase your feeling of well-being, both during and after treatment.
Maintaining a good diet and exercising during treatment promotes overall health and energy levels. These lifestyle choices will help you better cope with your diagnosis and the side effects from treatment. Eating and exercise can be a challenge during treatment and modifications may be necessary. Speak to your health-care team if you have concerns about eating and exercising during treatment.
Learn more about nutrition during treatment from:
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating
- BC Cancer Agency - Nutrition Guide
Learn more about stress and cancer from:
Learn more about returning to work from:
Learn more about sexuality and cancer from:
Learn more about exercise from:
Please contact the patient navigator if you have any questions or concerns regarding diet and nutrition.