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    slotelsini asked a questionLung Cancer

    Does having not enough sleep at night have an effect on my cancer?

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      CarolLHRN

      You do need to get your rest but it doesn't have to be all at one time!

      I am a very active person with sports, work, volunteering, and spending time with friends. I know I needed my rest so I arranged my schedule by including naps during my day. I did work through my treatment but I was able to close my eyes for a few minutes at lunch. I also made sure I had time for a nap after work before heading out for the evening. Weekends I spent a lot of time relaxing and napping.

      I think as long as you build in naps and rest into your schedule, and most importantly, listen to your body, there is no harden rule of enough sleep per evening.

      about 5 years ago
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      my approach is similar to carollhrn.... i'm active - i work - i rest when i need to.

      my docs all said DO NOT STOP EXERCISING! you will have fewer side effects and improve your outcome by exercising... they told me. so, i exercise every day, even on those super tired days. i will push my self to get some exercise no matter what. and you know what? i'm suffering far fewer side effects than i expected too... and i nearly always feel better after moving...

      oh yeah, and exercise helps with sleep!

      about 5 years ago
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      I don't know because I'm not a Dr.. But I can say that you need your rest. There are many way's to get it. I had sleeping problems during Chemo advised my Dr. and he wrote Rx for a sleeping aide worked for me.

      about 4 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Hi to you all. I am a mother of 5 girl ages 19,17,15,13, 9 and twin boys ages 10. I was always healthy until I had a mini stroke. My husband took me to the hospital and had all kind of check up. They told me next day that I have a stage 4 of lung cancer. Well, I was so scared because when the doctors told me about it, it was like there was no hope to save my life. When I went to the oncology doctor he told me that in the report, there is a tumour in my brain too and I will be on chemo therapy for my lungs to shrink the tumour and radiation on my brain, but he sent me for another MRI of my brain. Luckly the result came back with none. I am done with chemo therapy and still on evastin medicine every 3 weeks as a maintenance just to keep cancer from growing. I am happy that am still alive but still scared. I can still tender on lungs now even my back. Don't know if that is how it suppose to be. Please help.