When to seek help
It is also important to monitor your stress and know when to seek help. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, stress levels can get out of control, and may warrant help from professionals. If you have tried decreasing your stress levels without success, do not be afraid to consult your provider. He or she may have new ideas and will be able to support you in seeking out additional help if needed. Sometimes a professional counselor or therapist is what is needed. Occasionally, we all need an objective person to bounce our thoughts off of and help us work through difficult situations. A professional can help teach you new coping skills that you will be able to use throughout your life. Stress does not have to control your life. By decreasing stress, you can help boost your immune system and hopefully make cancer treatments more effective.