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Discussion hub: What is helpful for someone undergoing treatment for cancer?

Updated Friday 20th May 2016

Which little kindnesses can you employ to help someone who is undergoing treatment for cancer and their families? Join our discusion forum to have your say.

stick men around the word 'forum' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Oleksandr Marynchenko | Dreamstime.com A person dealing with cancer may find it difficult to ask others for help, so it seems right to offer to help in specific ways, rather than saying, “Call me if you need anything from me." So what ways can we offer support to someone with cancer? Some people find the small thoughtful gestures such as preparing a meal really helpful while others find larger gestures such as fundraising for a related cancer charity appropriate.

If you've had cancer or perhaps you helped out a friend or relative with cancer let us know what you found to be helpful in the Comments section below. What do you think?

What is helpful for someone undergoing treatment for cancer and their families?

If you know someone who has cancer and want to help them in any way possible you may like to order our Big C booklet or visit our OU news website complete with a five point guide on how to make a difference.

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

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