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What are some activities tips for caregivers for someone with cancer?

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  • Take a walk together when they can’t sleep, feel tired or down, and have side effects from treatments.
  • Help them do deep-breathing exercises and other ways to ease the stress of having cancer.
  • Plan activities for the times when they have the most energy. Focus on the things they most want to do.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home," "What It Takes to Be a Caregiver."

Cancer Council SA: "Skin Care During Cancer Treatment."

Cancer Research UK: "Social life and activities during chemotherapy."

Cancer Support Community: "Mind Body."

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Mouth Care for Chemotherapy Patients."

Moffitt Cancer Center: "Hair Loss and Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Eating Hints."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home," "What It Takes to Be a Caregiver."

Cancer Council SA: "Skin Care During Cancer Treatment."

Cancer Research UK: "Social life and activities during chemotherapy."

Cancer Support Community: "Mind Body."

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Mouth Care for Chemotherapy Patients."

Moffitt Cancer Center: "Hair Loss and Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Eating Hints."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 12, 2018

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