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Cancer and your lifestyleCCancer and your lifestyleCancer and your lifestyleEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z5.2000000000000079.2000000000000412.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<div class="asset-video"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iF_4F01jGY0?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><p>"I would do anything to just be healthy!" Sound familiar? You know what it's like to be sick and now you are feeling much better. Like many other teens who have experienced cancer, you want to learn new strategies to take control of your health.</p><p>It’s hard to have complete control of your health. Sometimes getting sick (in this case, getting cancer) is completely out of your control. It’s important to find a balance so you have control over some things and can accept the things you can’t change. </p><p>This section is all about finding that balance. You couldn't control getting cancer or the effects of your treatment. What you can control is the lifestyle you choose to lead to stay as healthy as possible during and after treatment.</p>
Le cancer et ton mode de vieLLe cancer et ton mode de vieCancer and your lifestyleFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>« Je ferais n'importe quoi pour être en santé! » Cela te dit-il quelque chose? Tu sais ce que c'est d'être malade et maintenant, tu te portes beaucoup mieux. Comme de nombreux autres adolescents qui ont vécu le cancer, tu veux connaître de nouvelles stratégies qui t'aideront à prendre ta santé en main. </p> <p>Il est difficile de prendre ta santé en main. Parfois, la maladie (dans ce cas, le cancer) nous échappe totalement. Le truc est de trouver l'équilibre entre les choses que tu peux prendre en mains et celles que tu ne peux pas changer.</p> <p>Cette section porte entièrement sur la manière de trouver cet équilibre. Tu ne peux pas avoir la maîtrise du cancer ou des effets de ton traitement. Toutefois, tu peux choisir ton mode de vie afin de demeurer en santé pendant et après le traitement.</p>

 

 

 

 

Cancer and your lifestyle3566.00000000000Cancer and your lifestyleCancer and your lifestyleCEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z5.2000000000000079.2000000000000412.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<div class="asset-video"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iF_4F01jGY0?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><p>"I would do anything to just be healthy!" Sound familiar? You know what it's like to be sick and now you are feeling much better. Like many other teens who have experienced cancer, you want to learn new strategies to take control of your health.</p><p>It’s hard to have complete control of your health. Sometimes getting sick (in this case, getting cancer) is completely out of your control. It’s important to find a balance so you have control over some things and can accept the things you can’t change. </p><p>This section is all about finding that balance. You couldn't control getting cancer or the effects of your treatment. What you can control is the lifestyle you choose to lead to stay as healthy as possible during and after treatment.</p><p>Making lifestyle choices involves asking the following questions:</p><ul><li>What foods will I eat? Will I eat foods that are healthy all the time or will I allow myself a treat once in a while? </li><li>Will I be physically active? Will I accept my weight and shape? </li><li>Will I use drugs and alcohol? What will I do if my friends use drugs and alcohol? </li><li>Will I choose to smoke cigarettes? Will I try to quit if I have already started? </li><li>How will I express my sexuality? Will I make safe sexual choices that contribute to my health and make me feel good? </li><li>What can I do if I find myself feeling really sad or down? Will I look for help? Who can I talk to and trust? </li><li>Will I make safe decisions about being in the sun? </li><li>How will I manage my time so that I can do all the things I enjoy? </li><li>Will I continue to attend my long-term follow-up appointments to make sure things with my health are going well?</li></ul><p>We are often surrounded by ads for unhealthy food, entertainment options (such as television shows and video games) that require us to sit still, and media that promote a narrow view of sexuality. With these influences, making healthy lifestyle choices can be difficult. </p><p>To make smart lifestyle choices, you need to know the facts. Some people find it helpful to create specific healthy living goals and make a commitment to themselves about their health and future. </p><p>This section has the information you need to make important lifestyle decisions. In the end, your lifestyle is up to you. We hope you find a balance that works for you.</p>