On the run with cancer
What happens when cancer strikes a young, active marathon runner? Follow Scott Capozza along his inspirational journey from a testicular cancer diagnosis to trying out for the Boston Marathon.
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If you have a My Day account, you can use personalised tools to help you take charge of your treatment and your life:
Reminders about appointments and when to take your medications
Set some personal goals and improve your well-being today
Keep track of when you need to have your injections
Hair loss during cancer treatment may be a source of stress.1 There are many alternative head-covering options available, including wigs and scarves.2,3 This video gives tips on choosing, wearing, and styling a wig, and shows how an elegantly tied scarf can become a chic fashion accessory.
Cancer treatments may cause your skin to become dry, itchy and sensitive, and you may develop blemishes on your skin.1 This video takes you step-by-step through a moisturising routine, and shows you how to use concealer to even out skin tone, giving a smooth finish as a basis for make-up.2–4
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy may cause thinning or loss of eyebrows and eyelashes.1,2 This video provides a step-by-step tutorial, showing you how to redraw natural looking eyebrows and to apply eye make-up to redefine your features and put the sparkle back into your eyes.3–5
This video provides skincare tips for men. It includes advice on moisturising and shaving.1 If your skin has become dry or extra sensitive as a result of chemotherapy or radiotherapy,2 simple adjustments such as using an electric razor may help you to look healthier during cancer treatment.3–5
You may be interested in supportive care such as meditation, acupuncture, or psychological therapy, but how can you discover which therapies are right for you? Join Sangeetha Agarawal as she explains how you and your doctor can look for the best therapies together.
It is common to experience numbness or a tingling sensation, usually in your hands or feet, as you go through your cancer treatment. This is called “peripheral neuropathy”. These effects are often temporary, and there are several ways to help manage any discomfort you may be experiencing.
Meditation is a process that can calm your mind, make you feel more alert, help you concentrate, and improve your mood. It can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of the cancer itself or of the side effects of cancer treatment. A qualified instructor can help you learn the required techniques.
Physiotherapy can help relieve physical problems due to cancer or cancer treatment. It can even help improve problems caused many years ago. In this video, physiotherapist Elizabeth Frierson explains how physiotherapy can help to restore independence and improve your quality of life after cancer.
With so many healthcare professionals around you and while undergoing rigorous therapy, you may feel helpless to have any impact on your cancer treatment. However, according to Helayne Waldman, you have much more power than you think; you can have an impact on your own health simply by making healthy lifestyle choices.
If you are suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy, including lymphoedema, you might find that regular exercise helps you to feel better. This infographic shows you types of exercise that might help, and gives some practical tips. It also includes a link to your personal activity logbook.
You may find that regular exercise helps you to cope with some of the side effects of chemotherapy. Use this downloadable logbook to note your personal goals, and write down how much exercise you take each day. It is a good idea to bring this along to your doctor’s appointment.