Understand What The Cancer Patient Is Facing
A cancer diagnosis instantly changes things. The cancer patient is not alone to face the emotional, spiritual, social, and physical challenges. People who suffer from fatigue have no energy at all and find it difficult to do simple every day tasks. For this reason it can affect the independence and quality of life of the individual. Everyone’s experience of cancer fatigue is different. It is important to know your current limits and not expect too much of yourself.
Fear of Death: Even when people are cured, they often still worry that the cancer may come back. This fear may fade over time. However, it’s important to allow your loved one a chance to talk about it. By simply listening, you can be a support to them.
Social Isolation: When a person is ill they may feel cut off from the rest of society and their usual friends. This may be because family and friends feel awkward about not knowing what to say or do, so they find it difficult to visit or get in touch.