Caregiving Before and After Cancer Surgery|| February 6, 2020|| American Cancer Society

If you’re a spouse, partner, family member, or friend providing physical and emotional help to a cancer patient, then you are a vital part of the cancer care team. Taking care of someone who’s having cancer surgery may involve helping them get ready before the procedure, being their advocate during recovery, and then helping them get back to daily life again. Surgery can be used to prevent, diagnose, stage, or treat cancer. It can also be used to lessen pain, discomfort, or other problems related to cancer. After a diagnosis, the patient may have surgery as the first treatment, or not until after they receive certain types of chemotherapy or radiation. Sometimes the person may need more than one operation at different times. Read more…