Thoughtful Gift Considerations for People with Cancer
We live in a big country with connections that span across state lines. We all have families that live far away and friends we don’t get to see as often as we would like. What can you do when someone you love becomes ill?
Whether you live near or far from a cancer patient, there are always ways you can help. With today’s technology, you can call or video chat whenever you want and provide a smiling face or virtual shoulder to lean on. You can also conveniently send cards and gifts to help brighten your friend or family member’s days.
But, finding a meaningful answer to the question “what can I do to help?” is not always easy. According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, when grappling with a cancer diagnosis, patients and caregivers have difficulty answering this question. While greeting cards and flowers are nice, Cancer Treatment Centers of America suggest that more personalized, thoughtful gift items can take “understanding, empathy, and support to the next level.”
At Rock the Treatment, we offer gift boxes for men and women undergoing cancer treatment. We choose items for our boxes that are shown to ease anxiety and stress as well as the physical side effects of chemo and radiation. Call us at 516-690-7009 for more information about our healthy cancer gifts.
Some Useful, Healthy Items to Combat Chemo and Radiation Side Effects
There are a variety of unpleasant side effects that accompany cancer treatments. Some are physical such as hair loss, nausea, dry skin, and mouth sores.
Others are emotional and include things like heightened anxiety and depression. When you think about these effects, you can make thoughtful decisions about what can help your friend or family member undergoing cancer treatments.
Some gift ideas to consider include:
- Scarves and hats
- Lotions and balms to combat dry skin
- Citrus sucking candies
- Oral relief rinses or medications
- Ginger candies to combat nausea
- Loose, comfy clothing
- Warm, soft socks
- Coloring books
- Mediation aides
- Water bottles
- Word puzzles
- A journal
- A file organizer for records and receipts
Rock The Treatment Offers Thoughtful Gifts For Cancer Patients
At Rock the Treatment, our gift boxes contain items picked especially for men and women getting chemotherapy or radiation for cancer. If someone you love has cancer, send them a helpful cancer gift basket from Rock The Treatment. Chemotherapy and radiation gift baskets are packed with the essentials needed to ease side effects of treatment, as well as enhance physical and mental well-being. See all of our cancer care packages and find the one that best supports their journey.