How To Care for a Cancer Patient

A caregiver is simply anyone who helps to care for a loved one. Caregivers provide important emotional and physical care for cancer patients. Helping a loved one with cancer isn’t always easy, and caregiving can be a full-time job. There are many things you can do to make it easier.

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Caregiver's Role in Nutrition

Proper nutrition is important to promote health and recovery during cancer treatment. Food challenges arise when side effects cause appetite changes or make eating difficult for the patient. As a caregiver, you can help your loved one make good food choices during treatment.

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Grocery Shopping Tips

Grocery shopping doesn’t have to be hassle. Follow these suggestion to make your next grocery shopping trip easier.

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Food Prep Tips

As a caregiver, food preparation may be the best way to help your loved one. There are many things you can do to encourage your loved one to eat a healthy and balanced menu during treatment even if your loved one is experiencing side effects.

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Caring For Yourself

As a caregiver you may neglect to take good care of your own needs because you are so focused on caring for your loved one. This is understandable, but to offer your loved one the best possible care, you need to be healthy and well yourself, physically and emotionally. Don’t forget to care for yourself as well.

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Caregiver Handbook

If your loved one or friend has just been diagnosed with cancer, you probably have a lot of questions about being the best caregiver possible. The Caregiver Handbook from PearlPoint contains everything you need to know to more confidently manage your role as a caregiver for a cancer patient.

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Nutrition Resources

Check out our list of recommended nutrition resources for food assistance programs and additional cancer and nutrition education.

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