For a cancer patient, the experience of this chronic disease is usually stressful. They may undergo severe depression, anxiety, fear and distress at the first place. The major support that you can provide to a cancer patient is to boost up his/her confidence, courage and will power. You have to make them realize that they should have enough confidence in themselves that they can win the battle against the dangerous disease. Emotional support from family, friends and relative can help the patient to regain his/her confidence and do not let the disease overwhelm his/her nerves.
A diagnosis of cancer can bring up a range of strong emotions in the patient like fear, stress; sadness, anxiety etc and these emotions try to overpower the patient’s nerves when he/she is undergoing the intensive cancer treatments. It is just the moral and emotional support of the loved ones and doctors that help the patient to build up his courage and instead of accepting his defeat fight till his/her last breathe.
Studies have proved that the patients who have confidence in themselves and have positive attitude towards life, don’t lose hope. They take the disease as a challenge and most of such patients have survived through the intensive treatments and the unbearable illness of cancer. Through it is not easy yet is not impossible also. These people again start their lives with new zeal and zest. Some people totally come out as different personalities after recovering from cancer. Knowing the worth of their lives, they give new meanings to it.
You can support cancer patients in many ways. Some suggestions are written below:
- Instead of talking about the worst results of the disease, you should boost up their courage by giving examples of the strong people who have defeated the disease.
- Think of some creative activity in which the patient is interested and try to engage him/her in little things.
- Present the patient some read worthy books that increase his/her confidence.
- If financial support is required, help the patient in a way that does not hurt him/her.
- Spend quality time with the patient. Do not leave him/her alone.
- Treat the patient as normal. Talk to him/her about every day things and avoid depressing talk.