They're not alone and neither are youHere are some tips for staying strong, keeping organized, and knowing where to go when you need extra help.
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6 steps to help you care for someone with prostate cancer
Loved ones play an important role before, during, and after treatment. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started.
1. Be Open
A prostate cancer diagnosis brings many emotions. Be open to emotions and feelings. If he can’t or won’t share his feelings with you, remind him that talking with someone will help.
2. Take Care Of Yourself
Balancing caregiving with other daily chores can be challenging. Know your own limitations and don’t forget to take time to relax and recharge.
3. Think Positive
Maintaining a positive attitude can impact everyone around you. Many studies show there is real power in positive thinking.
4. Find Out
The more you know, the more empowered you will feel. Go to doctor appointments with a list of questions and don’t leave until you have the answers you need.
5. File It
Treating prostate cancer brings lots of logistics. Organize appointments, medicines, receipts, and insurance information for easy reference and access.
6. Seek Help
Feel comfortable reaching out to family, friends, and support groups for help when you need it.
Where to reach out for more help
HELP FOR CANCER CAREGIVERS
A resource geared toward cancer caregivers that offers solutions to daily struggles surrounding cancer
A website that offers advice on coping with cancer as a caregiver, patient, and loved one
An online resource offering counseling, support groups, and a variety of other resources that help you on your journey
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
A great resource for helping them watch what they eat and exercise more
This list of resources is provided solely for your information and convenience. This should not be construed as endorsement by Ferring of any of the organizations listed.