Keep an eye on signs or changes
You can help your loved one pay attention and track all side effects that may occur. Side effects can be important signs that let your loved one and the doctor know what is happening in his or her body. Learn more about side effects and SUTENT.
Preparing your loved one for possible side effects
During treatment with SUTENT, many patients have side effects. Some can be managed but others are more serious and may not be manageable.
Setting up healthy communication
Talking with a loved one and offering cancer support isn’t always easy. Some conversations may be tough or bring up a lot of feelings. When having a hard talk, be patient with yourself and your loved one. Here are some tips to help keep things open and honest:
As a caregiver, you may not live near your loved one with cancer. You may be several miles or even several hours away. But there are still many ways to show caregiver support. Here are some tips for caregiving from a distance:
What is a caregiver?
The role of being a caregiver is vital. A caregiver can be anyone—family, neighbor, or friend—who gives help to someone with cancer.
There are many ways to show caregiver support to a person with cancer, such as:
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- Keep track of when to take your medication and any side effects you might have
- Set reminders for your medical appointments and when to take your medication
- Create reports to let your healthcare provider know how you’re doing, which can be mailed from a smart phone