Tame Stress While You Wait for Results

After you undergo surgery, and before your doctors can recommend additional treatment, they need to gather a lot of information. That may mean waiting about a week or two—a period during which your stress can skyrocket.

To take the edge off anxiety, remind yourself that your doctors are working hard to create a detailed profile of your cancer—one that will tell them what its weak spots are, and that will help them design an effective treatment plan.

Set up a specific time to talk with your doctor about the results, then plan lunch, movie dates and other outings with family and friends so the time passes quickly.

 

 

 

 


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