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Tips for Feeling Your Best During Treatment for Bile Duct Cancer

The treatments to destroy cancer cells may harm healthy cells at the same time. That is why treatments may cause side effects. These may affect each person differently. Some people have none, while others may have many. Some side effects may change over time, while others stay the same. Some may be temporary, while others may be permanent.

When side effects occur, they can interfere with your day-to-day life. These side effects can range from fatigue and nausea to pain and depression. Some side effects may worsen other symptoms. For example, if you are depressed or not sleeping well, you may be tired. As a result, your pain may feel worse. Getting relief from one side effect may help you with others.

To help you feel your best during treatment, you will want to take these steps:

  • Learn how to talk with your health care team about how you are feeling.

  • Seek support from family and friends as well as associations.

Ask your health care team for tips on to cope with the most common side effects of treatment for bile duct cancer.