Cancer is a depressing disease and it is very important that the right group of people is there to help the cancer patient fight well against the disease. This guide will teach about who you need to approach when dealing with any type of cancer.
First: Patient’s family and Caregivers
The group basically means the person who is actually taking care of the patient to recover at home, or in a rehabilitation centre. It could be family member or a trained social worker or nurse and they have to be with the patient always. A cancer patient needs a caregiver:
1. To provide emotional support and assure them that everything will be taken care of well.
2. To ensure the entire treatment goes as per schedule and monitoring the signs and symptoms of improvement or depression in the patient.
3. Proactively preparing to handle any emergencies and save the life of the patient.
4. Constanly updating their knowledge on the diseases and communicating with the medical experts about the condition of the patient.