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August 11, 2017
Creating a Cancer Care Package
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Creating a Cancer Care Package

“How can I help?” That is the first question that comes to mind for many
people after learning a friend or relative has cancer. A care package is a
nice way to show your support for someone facing cancer.

Here are five items that you might consider including in the care package:

  • Headwear. Losing hair from treatment can lower self-esteem. A
    pretty headscarf or trendy cap can help patients feel more confident and stay
    warm in chilly hospitals.
  • Mild moisturizers. Dry skin is a common side effect of
    chemotherapy and radiation. A good option: easy-to-carry, travel-sized
    lotions.
  • Hard candies. Chemotherapy can cause a metallic taste in the
    mouth. Citrus candies counteract this.
  • Puzzle books or magazines. Sudoku, coloring books,
    crosswords, or magazines are a good distraction when undergoing long
    treatments or back-to-back doctor visits.
  • Restaurant or gas gift cards. These are useful for those who
    must travel for treatment.
  • Want more ways to help? Offer to water plants, feed pets, provide meals, or
    run errands.
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