Some people think that just because they are not a scientist or doctor, they are unable to meaningfully assist people who have cancer. This is simply not true, though, as there are many ways to help someone experiencing a chronic health condition that do not require a medical or scientific background. Here are some specific ways to help loved ones who have cancer.
Offer To Cook for Them
Three common side effects of chemotherapy include tiredness, nausea, and loss of appetite. All three of these symptoms can lead to someone not being able to cook or even feeling like eating. Ask your friend or loved one if they would like you to cook for them, either by bringing a home-cooked meal over to their house or by cooking a meal in their own kitchen. Of course, always ask before using their home and kitchen supplies. Chances are, someone feeling tired and stressed will appreciate the gesture, and at the very least appreciate the company. A good option is to cook a healthy meal that you know they will enjoy, perhaps a twist on a favorite childhood meal.