Cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer and their caregivers. Relaxation techniques and other mind/body practices can help calm your mind and sharpen your ability to focus. These techniques offer creative ways to reduce stress caused by cancer and to maintain inner peace. Tell the patient the date and time, and where they are. Keep a calendar and clock where the patient can see them. Tell the patient just before you start doing something (such as changing the bed, dressing, or bathing them), and explain each step as you go along. Play soft, soothing music when the patient is Last Revised: June 8, 2015.
Often, listening to soothing music/sound may help you cope with difficult symptoms and side effects of cancer. Lessen stress. Listening to music can activate stress reducers in the body, which is helpful before surgery or during treatment as well as long after, whenever you are exposed to stressful events. Cause you to enter a meditative state. Sometimes just the right song can change your total outlook on life. For the cancer patient that song could truly brighten their day. It can put hope into an otherwise hopeless circumstance. For the Christian who suffers from cancer, though they have hope unlike the unbeliever they sometimes need a reminder. Here are 10 hopeful Christian songs for cancer patients.
How to Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer Friendship and cancer. Today, most people with cancer are treated in the outpatient setting – they don’t have to stay in the hospital. During this time they often need help, support, and encouragement.