Supporting Men With Cancer Can Be Challenging – Rock the Treatment Makes it Easy
Because it is not always easy to know what to do for a friend who has cancer, Rock the Treatment takes out the guesswork for you. Our healthy cancer gift boxes contain everything you need to let someone getting chemo or radiation treatments know that you care.
Everyone handles their cancer diagnosis differently. How someone responds to the news, tackles treatment decisions, or shares their diagnosis with others. These things can be affected by things like gender, the type of cancer they have, or their treatment plan.
When that friend is a man, deciding how to help can present quite a challenge for several reasons. For example, men and women tend to perceive males as less receptive to offers of help or more “closed-off” emotionally than females. Men might feel “awkward” offering emotional support to their male friends or giving gifts to help through their cancer treatments. These factors alone can make it hard to decide how to help. Interestingly, men with cancer get much of their support from female friends or spouses of their male friends. Many men will tell you that their spouses or significant others get more support than they do during their cancer battle.
Whether these dynamics are because of actual or perceived differences in the way men and women handle certain situations is not that important. What is essential is that all cancer patients receive whatever attention, emotional, and physical support they need when they face cancer treatments.
One way to avoid so-called awkward situations when you are unsure about what to do is to send gifts.
Men with cancer can suffer the same emotional and physical side effects of cancer even if they don’t show it. Sending tokens of positive energy, items that can ease their side effects, things to provide distractions, and more, can let someone know you care and are available to help. Call Rock the Treatment at 516-690-7009 to learn more about our healthy cancer gift boxes for men getting chemotherapy and our cancer gift boxes for men getting radiation.
Gift Ideas For Men With Cancer
When someone has cancer, one of the most important things you can do is let them know you care.
Gifts can help you do that. You can choose gifts that can help him tackle daily tasks like sending a housekeeping service, offering to help with child-care, providing home-cooked meals, or purchasing gift cards for grocery deliveries and take-out. Other options might be a gift certificate for an indulgent massage or some luxurious lounging pajamas.
You can also send gifts geared toward helping your friend endure his cancer treatments. Radiation and chemotherapy come with a slew of side effects, many of which can be debilitating. Nausea, dry skin, hair loss, exhaustion, loss of appetite can all be accompanied by anxiety, stress, fear, and depression. Our cancer gift boxes for men from Rock the Treatment contain items that can help alleviate some of these side effects.
Research shows that some of cancer patients’ most coveted items include:
- Comfy socks or slippers
- Caps and hats
- Puzzle books
- Lip balm
- Hand lotion
- Sucking candies
- Coloring books and colored pencils
- Water bottles
- Healthy snacks
The gifts above can directly help men getting chemo or radiation deal with the physical side effects of cancer treatments such as nausea, dry skin, and chapped lips. They can also provide a welcome distraction from the anxiety that often accompanies treatment. Staying warm, comfortable, and distracted is beneficial to the emotional state of anyone enduring cancer treatments. A positive mindset is often crucial to a positive outcome.
Call Rock the Treatment to Send Chemo Gift Boxes for Men and Radiation Boxes for Men
If you are looking for a great way to tell someone you care, send a healthy cancer gift box from Rock the Treatment. Our cancer gift baskets contain items proven to help ease the physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatments. Call 516-690-7009 today to send a cancer gift box and let someone know you care.