Chemotherapy: How to Prepare for the Journey of Treatment

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most terrifying experiences anyone could be faced with; it’s a reality no one should have to deal with, and yet millions of people of all ages are battling this unforgiving disease every day. Surviving cancer is a war. You will literally be fighting for your life. But the good news is you do not have to do it alone. And you are not doing it alone. There are experts, support systems and treatments to help you. And the more you know, the stronger you will be in your fight, especially when you are preparing for chemo.

Before we dive into everything you need to know about how to prepare for chemotherapy, let’s talk about some uplifting facts first. As we previously reported, according to the National Cancer Institute, “the number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024.”

The promising statistics about cancer survival are proof that cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. Thanks to treatments such as chemotherapy, you have options for battling this scary illness. So let’s talk about chemo; what is it, how does it work, what will treatment feel like, and what do you need to know as you are preparing for chemo?

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