Managing Symptoms During the Holidays

Managing Symptoms During the Holidays

The holiday season is finally here. You might be stressing about holiday activities like shopping for gifts, baking cookies or putting up decorations. A cancer diagnosis can make these activities seem no longer as easy, or less exciting. You might feel anxious about your bladder cancer symptoms if you'll be visiting with loved ones.

Questions running through your head might be: How will I get through it this year? What if I need to excuse myself multiple times to use the bathroom? Or if I experience urinary incontinence or leaking? What if I start getting fatigued and I'm just not feeling up for all the festivities?

Below are some ways to share how you choose to celebrate - or not celebrate - the holidays, and tell us about any tips you might have. We've also included hand-picked readings with tips to get through the holiday season and ways to manage bladder cancer symptoms during this hectic time of year.

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