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Would you like to learn more about nutrition, wellbeing, and psychological support, as well as movement and exercise? We've compiled a list of websites and resources to support you on your journey.
It is important to maintain a healthy diet during cancer treatment, particularly as bacteria in the gut can change when someone has AML and in response to therapy. Gut bacteria can also affect the body's immune response and infection risk.
The AML journey can be challenging, with many ups and downs. It can be helpful to talk through your feelings or share your experiences with other patients. Psychological support, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, can also be beneficial.
If you feel able to, it can be beneficial to keep as active as possible during your cancer journey. Movement and exercise can improve mood and wellbeing, as well as provide an activity to focus on during treatment.
Alongside medical treatment, some patients find complementary therapies help them feel better and more able to cope with treatments and side effects. Different complementary therapies include acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology, massage, meditation, and yoga.
Treatments for AML can have side effects that may be difficult to cope with. However, there are many ways of managing side effects to improve your quality of life.
It may be difficult to work when you are undergoing treatment for AML; however, there is often financial support available and there are employment laws in place to protect you. It is important to talk with your employer and explore options that allow you to return to work when you are ready.