The holidays are usually a busy, fun, and festive time of year. When you are dealing with managing a cancer diagnosis, the holidays can be very stressful. Going through cancer treatment during the holidays will change your interpretation of the most celebratory time of the year. It is difficult to feel festive when you are worried about your health care needs. You may not have the energy to “tackle” the holidays as you have in the past.
It is impossible to completely eliminate the extra stress brought on by the holiday season. If you and your family are handling the impact of cancer and treatment, here are a few tips to keep in mind during this holiday season: