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Natural Help for Cancer Patients

natural help for cancer patients

Rock the Treatment Cancer Gift Baskets Contain Natural Remedies for Treatment Side Effects

For people getting cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, the side effects can be unwelcome and inconvenient. Nausea, intestinal distress, fatigue, hair loss, and mouth sores can bring new challenges to daily life. The routine and side effects of cancer treatments can also take a toll on the emotional health of even the toughest patients.

Doctors can prescribe medications and other remedies for people getting chemo and radiation that might relieve some of their adverse effects. However, many cancer patients seek additional ways to ease their symptoms and side effects. Before beginning any therapeutic activity or ingesting any natural remedy, you must speak to your doctor to make sure it is safe for you. Some products might interfere with the effectiveness or side effects of your cancer treatment. You don’t want to jeopardize your health unknowingly.

At Rock the Treatment, we curate cancer gift baskets stuffed with items proven to provide natural relief from some of the emotional and physical side effects of cancer treatments. For example, our baskets contain natural sucking candies to help with nausea, scent-free lotions to treat dry skin, coloring books to ease stress, and fuzzy socks to stay comfy and warm. If someone in your life is battling cancer, send one of our cancer gift baskets. Sending a cancer gift basket from Rock the Treatment can accomplish multiple objectives.

It lets the recipient know you are thinking of them, which is critical to maintaining a positive attitude. Our gift baskets contain items that can combat the physical side effects of cancer treatments. They also include items that can provide welcome distractions and healing from the emotional stress of cancer and treatments. Call Rock the Treatment today at 516-690-7009 to order your cancer gift basket.

Natural Help for The Body and Mind: What Might Help Ease Side Effects of Cancer Treatments?

Most doctors will tell you that finding ways to stay hopeful and relaxed as you fight cancer is critical to your journey and can even positively affect the outcome. Treating your physical symptoms and tending to your emotional health can work wonders on your body and mind.

According to WebMD, some activities that may help ease your cancer treatment side effects include:

  • Acupuncture to treat pain, nausea, anxiety, or dry mouth
  • Massage for pain relief, anxiety, fatigue, and nausea
  • Meditation or guided imagery can help with relaxation, anxiety, and depression
  • Hypnosis can ease pain, nausea, and anxiety
  • Aromatherapy can provide relief from nausea and stress

Don’t embark on any of these activities without checking with your cancer health care team first to ensure they are safe and won’t interfere with your treatments.

What About Vitamins and Supplements for Cancer Side Effects?

When you have cancer, listening to your doctors and nurses is most important. Despite the adverse side effects of many treatments, they often work! You don’t want to jeopardize the real goal – getting rid of your cancer.

When it comes to natural vitamins and supplements, you MUST speak to your doctor before taking anything. Not all cancers and not all treatments are the same. Vitamins and supplements can have different impacts on how treatments work and how your cancer reacts. For example, antioxidant pills can interfere with the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiation. Many doctors will tell you to avoid them during treatments.

If you are interested in supplements when getting cancer treatments, consider asking your doctor if any of these are safe (or wise) to use and, if so, in what doses-

  • Ginger to combat nausea
  • Zinc might help with some of the changes to your taste buds from chemo and radiation
  • Glutamine might help with mouth sores and neuropathy
  • Ginseng can combat fatigue
  • Guarana might also help with fatigue

Remember that supplements and vitamins are not like medicines – they don’t have to be clinically tested and tried to prove they work. You must do your research on their safety, benefits, and risks. “Natural” does not always mean safe or healthy, especially when you are getting cancer treatments.

Talk To Your Doctors

Wanting to find ways to improve your mental and physical health during cancer treatments is commendable. Doing so can make a tremendous difference in your daily life.

However, you must speak to your cancer care team before taking anything not explicitly prescribed by your doctors. Also, get clearance to engage in activities that can impact your body – like acupuncture – to ensure you are not inadvertently jeopardizing the efficacy of your treatments.

Send Cancer Gift Baskets

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.


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