How to Support a Loved One with Breast Cancer

To say that having breast cancer is tough is an understatement. From the emotional toll it takes on your loved one, the adjustments in everyone’s personal lives to be there for him/her, to the financial costs—having cancer affects everyone in the family and profoundly impacts every aspect of your life.

This said, being able to support your loved one in a way that does not strain family relationships or cause you fatigue is possible with well-informed decisions.

As your trusted provider of home care in Fairfax, Virginia, we at Mint Home Care are more than happy to suggest ways you can do so.

  • Write down everything you need to know about their diagnosis

    Doing so will make sure that you can give them the best possible assistance during their appointments; providing their physician with much-needed information about their medications and other relevant information that they may struggle to provide due to their condition.

  • Educate yourself about their condition

    This way, you can be prepared with changes in their moods and behavior and the possible complications that may arise.

    Through this, you can also decide on important matters such as when they would need companion care in Fairfax, Loudoun, or Prince William counties in Northern Virginia and other professional care services.

  • Enlist the services of a home health aide

    There is no shame in asking for help when you feel the need to. The road to being cancer-free is fraught with all kinds of challenges including mental and physical fatigue.