Receiving bad news is always hard but it is especially hard when news is about cancer and concerns your close relatives, for example, parents. Patients with cancer may react on their illness very differently and caregivers should be prepared to help them immediately and appropriately. Dealing with cancer requires a lot of patience from both of sides but here we are going to give some useful tips for children who are interested in caring for parents with cancer.
Communication is a fundamental when person is ill. Take an active role in your parent care trying to ensure him or her an appropriate medical care. Establish communication with doctor informing him about all the changes in your parent’s state. Also, write down all questions you have concerning illness and look for answers on cancer forums. There you can get information on how to behave in certain situations such as physical, mental or social caring for your parent or communicating with medical staff.
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