How is my mind affected by the mouth discomfort?
|The mind is powerful and has the power to control our very being. The mind controls our state of "being".|
|One of the ways to remove the effects of bad mouth discomfort; you might think about how the mind (mental state) can be controlled.|
|Being afraid and anxious can make your pain worse. Learn more about what you can do for oral / mouth health. Education helps reduce the fear and feelings of anxiety.|
|Strive to develop every part of the mind and body. Doing this will create a higher order of personal and mental states.
For example, try to make a place in your mind that is opposite to oral discomfort.
How does my mind help me cope with mouth problems?
|The more positive one's attitude, the more one is able to cope with the oral side effects of the cancer treatment.|
|Being positive will allow you to manage the oral problems that may arise.|
|As one cancer patient states: "I survived because I kept hope alive!!! Live, laugh, love and keep fighting"|
How can I use my mind to help me remember to take my pills when I have mouth problems and it hurts to take them?
|It is helpful to keep your medicine in a pillbox at a central place.|
|It is important to be mindful of when you take your pills staying on a schedule is very helpful. If you need help, ask for help.|
How does my mind help me learn which foods are or are not okay for me to eat while I am in treatment?
|It is important to get your dental care done before you start cancer treatment to insure you are able to eat and stay strong.|
|There can be common eating problems during cancer care, especially with oral cancer. They can include: sore mouth, changes in taste, dry mouth, sore throat, and trouble swallowing.|
|Because you may notice some of these common problems it is important to talk with your doctor or dental provider.|