If you’d like to know more about how Country Cousins can support you or a family member on a cancer journey call us on 01293 224706 for a chat. Enquire for a no-obligation conversation which allows you the freedom to explore options whilst receiving advice from our highly experienced team. Contact us today or make an online enquiry.
How to cope with a cancer diagnosis
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is daunting but you don’t need to face it alone. Country Cousins is here to support you. There are also lots of resources available online, or through your local GP, that can help you gain knowledge and put you back in control.
If you, or someone you love, has recently been diagnosed with cancer here are a few tips that can help you cope;
Understand your options
Knowledge is power, especially when you need to understand your treatment options and their potential side effects. It is a good idea to have someone with you at your appointments who can take notes that you can review after. This way you are capturing all the information and giving yourself time to reflect.
Remember to talk to your loved ones or a professional, if that feels more comfortable, about how you are feeling. You can reach out to cancer charities who will be able to support you such as organisations like Macmillan and Marie Curie. It can also be beneficial to consider talking therapies or counselling, which you can explore with your local GP.
Make sure you keep your body and mind healthy and that you put yourself first. It can be easy to feel like you are a burden to your family and to put their emotional needs first. Take time for your mental well-being, and take moments to reflect on your journey, the ones you have completed and the next stages in your life. Meditation may be helpful, as well as practising mindfulness.
Diet and exercise
Nutrition is always important but no more so than after a cancer diagnosis. Stressful periods in our lives can result in loss of appetite or overlooking nutritional requirements. Be mindful of what you eat, ensuring that you get enough wholesome, nutritious foods to give your body what it needs. Exercise and socialising are also helpful, where appropriate, not only for physical health but also emotional and psychological well-being. Focus on activities that fulfil you such as socialising with friends and loved ones or spending time outside in nature.
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Next steps with Country Cousins
Wherever your cancer journey may take you, Country Cousins is only a phone call away, ready to support you. Our expert staff, to the caregivers we work with, are experienced in providing cancer care at home in a dignified and compassionate manner.
If you would like more information about how we can help, call us today for a free, no-obligation chat. We can match you or you r loved one with the perfect carer quickly so you can rest assured that help and support is with you 24 hours a day.
Three simple steps to receiving live-in care
1. Call Us
Call us and have a no obligation, confidential, conversation with one of our team to discuss your care needs.
You will go into more detail with a member of our expert care team who will take the time to really understand your requirements.
3. Begin Care
Our highly skilled team of Customer Relationship Executives will then identify and match you with the perfect live-in carer.