Promoting wellbeing during chemotherapy

There’s a lot you can do to promote a feeling of wellbeing during your treatment, including:

  • Enjoy a well balanced diet. Some people prefer to eat small amounts often, while others prefer larger, more regularly-spaced meals to aid digestion. Certain treatments may carry dietary restrictions, but your nurse will inform you about these from the outset.
  • Try to increase your fluid intake, particularly around the time you receive chemotherapy.
  • You may feel fatigued during treatment, so it’s important that you listen to the signs your body gives you when it needs to rest. Try to reduce your level of activity for a few days around treatment time until you are used to how you feel during treatment. If you feel well enough you may continue to drive to work.
  • Allow family and friends to offer their support – sharing the strain of everyday domestic and personal life may help to make things easier on you. 

For more information about promoting wellbeing durnig chemotherapy, speak to one of our specialist nurses in the Oncology Day Chemotherapy Centre at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh.