Is chemotherapy painful? (Plus tips for making treatment more comfortable)

is chemotherapy painfulOne of the most common questions that people have when they are about to start a course of chemotherapy is whether it is painful.

While chemotherapy itself is not necessarily painful, having chemotherapy can cause some painful side effects. This might include nerve pain, mouth issues, or pain in the muscles and joints. Most symptoms will improve over time, and there are a number of ways in which treatment can be made more comfortable.

Here we take a look at some of the most common types of chemotherapy related pain, and what you can do to help make things more comfortable and live better.

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How to Help Loved Ones Who Are in the Hospital During the Holidays

Whether you or a loved one needs to stay in hospital this festive season, here are some ways to help make it a little more enjoyable

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For most people, the holidays are all about spending quality time with loved ones, observing religious traditions and reflecting on everything that they have to be grateful for.

But this may seem difficult if you or a loved one has to spend Christmas in the hospital.

For people who reside in long-term care facilities, or are staying at the hospital awaiting a procedure (or recovering from one), spending the holidays in the hospital can be a lonely time. Not only are they feeling left out of the festivities, they’re also away from familiar faces and comforts of home.

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