Tips for Colon Cancer Caregivers

What are some tips for colon cancer caregivers?

colon cancer caregiversCaring for a cancer patient is no easy task. Kim Rogers has experience. Her husband was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2003. In this video Kim offers some tips for colon cancer caregivers. She says it is really important for caregivers to do their research. Every cancer is different. Caregivers need to learn about their patient’s specific disease. Kim believes that both the patient and caregiver need strong support systems. Friends and family can help pick you up when you are feeling down. Support groups are plentiful and are filled with people that have gone through similar experiences. Maintaining a nutritional diet gives the body what it needs to fight the disease and help prevent the disease from returning.

Video Transcripts

Kim Rogers: Hi, I am Kim Rogers and these are just some tips for somethings that are important for colon cancer caregivers to think about.

Colon cancer caregivers really need to do their research, they need to know everything that they can about this disease and how to not only prevent but provide support for who they have that they are caring for. The friend and family network is super important. There are support groups all over the place that you can go to and get help when you just do not know, you are out there under your group and you have to have somebody to say, hey I cannot take this anymore. Trying that positive attitude, I know it is tough but having that attitude for the person you are caring for is essential, they need that, they need to see you being positive so they can stay positive and I come back to nutrition.

If you are not eating right, if you are not feeding them right and they are not getting what they need nutritionally, they are not going to get better and it is really important, you know, I mean there is always fear and there is always pain and there is always what ifs but that positive attitude means so much.

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