Cervical Cancer (cont.)
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Cervical Cancer Self-Care at Home
Self-treatment is not appropriate for cancer under most circumstances. Without medical treatment, the cancer will continue to grow and spread. Eventually vital body organs will not be able to function properly because the cancer will take their oxygen and nutrients, crowd them out, or injure them. The result is very often death.
Although self-treatment is inappropriate, there are things a woman can do to reduce the physical and mental stresses of cancer and its treatment.
Maintaining good nutrition is one of the best things a woman can do.
The following lifestyle changes may help keep a woman stronger and more comfortable during treatment:
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