Planning for Your Treatment
In the days leading up to your treatment, consider getting extra rest and
seeking emotional support. Once your treatment plan is determined, talk
to your patient navigator about things you can do to make the appointments
easier on your body. For instance, if you have radiation therapy, you
may benefit from minimizing time in the sun and using lotions your healthcare
team approves to treat your skin.
Your treatment plan will depend on the type of cancer you have, its location,
its growth or stage of development, and what type of treatment you have.
Things to remember before your treatment:
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
- Bring your insurance card, ID, medical info
- Plan rides to and from your appointment
- Consider bringing something to keep you entertained during your treatment.
- Bring water and health team-approved snacks
- Bring a travel-sized pillow
- Bring a sweater or blanket
Your main caregiver should be someone who is reliable and can offer physical
and emotional support - your spouse, partner, parent, adult child, close
friend, co-worker, or neighbor. They often serve as home health aides
and companions and may need to help feed, dress, and bathe you.