Healthy coping mechanisms have been proven helpful
The ways to deal with stress are much the same when you have lymphoma as when you don’t. Journaling, meditation, and other methods for coping can help people feel less stressed. There have been studies that show certain stress management techniques can actually help lymphoma patients with other symptoms of the disease, or side effects of treatments.
To help fight not only stress but also lower effects like “chemo brain”, fatigue, or even the chronic pain that often comes with lymphoma, physical stress management has proven useful. Massage, yoga, qigong and even meditation for cancer patients are now common in treatment facilities because of the fact that they help manage these issues. It is also good for patients dealing with lymphoma to partake in physical activities in a safe space with medical professionals to ensure they are not pushing their bodies to the limit or past it just to feel better.