November 21st, 2012
| Supporter: Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer
Read about some common side effects of radiation and chemotherapy and learn about products that will help you select a perfect gift for a loved one who is battling cancer.
See our most recent compilation of gift ideas and products for cancer patients during and after treatment.
Side effects caused by chemotherapy and radiation can be unpleasant and uncomfortable, making it difficult for the cancer patient to participate in a normal lifestyle. Did you know there are a number of solutions to help alleviate these cancer side effects and can help the patient recapture a more active lifestyle?
Alra shampoo is gentle and effective on a dry itchy scalp and so is the Skin Free Healing Blend Hair and Body Balm. Some research suggests that use of cooling scalp caps can help prevent hair loss. The Penguin Cold Cap advertises that it improves hair retention during chemo.
Oral and Nasal Complications
Many of the products described above have been developed by "thrivers," or individuals who battled cancer and have recovered with a passion to help others through their journey by creating a solution to a side effect that they struggled with. While side effects may be especially significant while receiving radiation and chemotherapy, some of them will linger even after treatment is complete. It is never too late to give a thoughtful, caring, and helpful cancer gift!
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