Health Tip: When a Loved One Has Cancer

Suggestions on how you can help

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(HealthDay News) -- If you have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be puzzled about how you can help.

The American Cancer Society offers these suggestions:

  • Prepare meals to keep on hand, or deliver meals each day at certain times, so the person doesn't have to worry about what to eat.
  • Help out with the kids by driving them to and from school, practices and other activities.
  • Drive the loved one to and from doctor appointments.
  • Fill in for him or her when not feeling well. Run errands, take care of chores, or just answer the phone.
  • Research the disease so you can discuss what the person is going through.

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