Coping with the symptoms
Everyday life with a serious disease involves learning to cope with certain symptoms and trying to relieve them as much as possible. Adjusting your diet and getting regular exercise can help.
If you have a disease like metastatic breast cancer, it’s particularly important to pay attention to your own physical and emotional wellbeing every day. Things you can actively do for your health and quality of life include getting regular exercise if possible and eating an easily digestible, balanced diet. This can also help to reduce problems like exhaustion, changes in weight, nausea and constipation.
The physical symptoms of the disease often reduce your sexual desire. But physical contact and affection is still important for most women. There are various things you can do to help you to stay in touch with your own body and needs.