Travel Tips for Cancer Patients

By Abby Henry Singh May 9, 2018Pearls of Wisdom Blog

The weather is getting warmer. Summer is just around the corner. You may already be daydreaming about an upcoming trip or vacation. Do you love having your toes in the sand at the beach? A hike in a mountainous national park may be more your style. What about an overseas adventure? If you have children, a trip to an amusement park might be on the calendar. You may even decide to keep it simple and just visit with family and friends or hangout at the local pool.

When preparing for your vacation, don’t forget to take a TIME OUT to make sure your trip is safe, restful, and of course, fun! Check out the infographic below for tips for cancer patients and their families to make the most of trips.

Before you hit the road or take off on a jet plane, talk to your healthcare team about travel. If you are immunosuppressed, still in active treatment, or recovering from surgery, it may not be safe for you to travel or be far from home. If your doctor does give you the okay for travel, ask if there are any extra precautions you need to take to keep yourself safe and well while out of town.

 

Related Resources

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Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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