What do you say during chemotherapy?
Here are some ideas:
- “I’m not sure what to say, but I want you to know I care”.
- “I’m sorry to hear that you are going through this”.
- “How are you doing?”
- “If you would like to talk about it, I’m here”.
- “Please let me know how I can help”.
- “I’ll keep you in my thoughts”.
How do you pass the time during chemo?
Here are 5 things to pack in your to-go bag to keep busy during chemo:
- Adult coloring books. Who says coloring books are only for kids? …
- Latest new release movie or TV series. Need a good laugh? …
- Crochet kit to create a scarf, hat or blanket. …
- Favorite book or magazine. …
- Puzzles and games.
How do cancer patients behave?
At any stage after a cancer diagnosis, you may experience times of distress and feel a range of strong emotions, such as disbelief, fear, sadness, anxiety and anger.
What do you say to someone in remission?
Tell them that you care about them and acknowledge that, although you don’t know how they feel, you get that it’s making life difficult. And offer to help.
So, do that by saying:
- “This must be hard and I’m sorry that you’ve got to go through this. …
- “I don’t know how you feel but understand that this must be difficult.
What do you say to someone waiting for biopsy results?
It is tempting to say, “You will be fine,” but you both know that you can’t make that guarantee. Instead, a more helpful thing to say would be something like “I’ll be here for you, no matter what the test results reveal.”
What happens if you refuse chemotherapy?
Studies have reported rates of less than 1% for patients who refused all conventional treatment  and 3%–19% for patients who refused chemotherapy partially or completely [5–9]. We tend to think that refusing therapy leads to a poorer quality of life as the disease progresses without treatment.
What happens if you don’t take chemo?
Lung, heart, and kidney problems. Infertility. Nerve damage, called peripheral neuropathy. A higher chance of getting a second cancer.
How do doctors do chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is most often given as an infusion into a vein (intravenously). The drugs can be given by inserting a tube with a needle into a vein in your arm or into a device in a vein in your chest. Chemotherapy pills. Some chemotherapy drugs can be taken in pill or capsule form.
What are the signs that chemo is working?
How Can We Tell if Chemotherapy is Working?
- A lump or tumor involving some lymph nodes can be felt and measured externally by physical examination.
- Some internal cancer tumors will show up on an x-ray or CT scan and can be measured with a ruler.
- Blood tests, including those that measure organ function can be performed.
What are good snacks for chemo patients?
Some quick-and-easy snacks
- Cereal (hot or cold)
- Cheese (aged or hard cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and more)
- Dips made with cheese, beans, yogurt, or peanut butter.
- Fruit (fresh, frozen, canned, dried)
- Gelatin made with juice, milk, or fruit.
- Granola or trail mix.
Can you walk around during chemotherapy?
Exercising during chemotherapy can help ease side effects, such as fatigue and nausea, and can help boost your immune system. Chemotherapy side effects can sometimes make exercising tough, but try to be as active as you’re able to be. Again, walking is a good way to start. After: Yes.