The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Living with & beyond cancer

Symptoms to look out for include renewed symptoms which might include nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, altered bowel habit, dizziness or nausea.

The Upper GI MDT aims to help and support all patients through and beyond treatment and to help manage any symptoms that cause problems.

The Upper GI nurse specialist team are available for advice and can be contacted on 0113 2068457.

Some lifestyle tips:

  • make small adjustments to your everyday activities to make things easier where you can
  • take light, regular exercise to keep your energy levels up and help your breathing
  • give priority to the most important things you want to do first
  • consider physiotherapy to help you learn and practise helpful mobility exercises
  • pace yourself so you get enough rest
  • consider learning a relaxation technique, such as meditation, to help you manage your anxieties and help keep you in a positive frame of mind
  • develop a support network of friends and fellow patients with whom you can share and discuss your experiences