Other advice shared by the women included sucking on hard candy to treat mouth sores, maintaining a good sense of humor, and staying hydrated.
Each of the women admitted to scouring the Internet in the days following their diagnoses, but agreed that visiting chat rooms can be more scary than helpful.
"There's a lot of stuff out there that doesn't apply to you, and you always think the worst possible things are going to happen," said Entelis. "Stay away from the personal stories, and focus on your own situation."
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