People often ask me what to get someone who has cancer. Those who have been on the cancer journey have a good idea. However, those have not, are stumped. A suggestion is something useful that also inspires – a tote bag with an inspirational poem – or similarly, a water bottle, journal, etc.
Cancer treatment and doctors appointments take over one’s life, so whatever brings normal is welcome. Help with household tasks when fatigue sets in, an offer to go for coffee or a walk in the park, your listening attention and caring. Often it is something that doesn’t even cost anything but your time and support.
When you or someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, there will inevitably be a myriad of questions that immediately come to mind. It used to be that reliable information about the diseases and their symptoms was hard-to-come-by, but the internet has changed that. Now you can find a wealth of useful, qualified information to help you understand cancer.
Of course, the internet is just one of many resources at your disposal. Several books coping with cancer are available as well and offer insight and advice for combating the disease. You may also consider enrolling in a support group in your community or taking part in online cancer help organizations.