Coping with cancer at Christmas

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Christmas is traditionally a time for meeting up with family and friends, making merry and enjoying plenty of food and drink. But if you have cancer it can feel difficult to join in the festivities –  especially if you are tired, dealing with the side effects of treatment, or just don’t feel much like celebrating.

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Christmas Gifts for Cancer Patients

christmas gifts for cancer patients

If you have a friend or loved one that’s fighting or living with cancer, you might need a little Christmas gift inspiration. As well as your love and time, there are a few other things out there you can give which could make life easier and more enjoyable for someone with cancer.

If you’re really not sure what to get, it’s always a good idea to ask someone if there’s anything they want or need. But, if you would rather keep your gift under wraps – literally – then read on.

Here, we’ve put together a list of gifts with the specific idea of improving the quality of life for someone undergoing treatment for cancer.

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The Ultimate Christmas Cancer Gift Guide

Buying gifts for someone with cancer this Christmas? We can help! Introducing our series of Gift Guides, to help with symptoms and side effects of living with cancer.

We’ve put together NINE fantastic gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for a friend or loved one living with cancer this holiday season. The best part? Every single one of the gifts listed here are thoughtful, fun, and practical. What better way to show you care than by giving a gift that will really make a difference to someone living with cancer!

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5 Tips for Living Better With Cancer During Thanksgiving

If you’re living with cancer this Thanksgiving, the holiday might be feeling a little more stressful than usual. Big family get-togethers, heavy meals, new scents, sounds, and travel can all deplete your energy.

To help, we’ve put together 5 simple tips for navigating Thanksgiving supper when you’re living with cancer.

Live Better With Cancer at Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Alternatives – What To Eat When Cancer Steals Your Appetite

The thought of a full Thanksgiving meal might be overwhelming if you’re living with cancer, so we’ve put together a yummy list of alternative thanksgiving recipes that are tailored to help you manage your symptoms and side-effects.

Thanksgiving alternatives

Some of the most common side effects reported by people living with cancer are eating difficulties, including nausea, mouth soreness, trouble swallowing, dry mouth, or a loss of taste. So how can you still be part of the Thanksgiving celebrations if a huge roast dinner with all the trimmings is out of the question?

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How to Write a Card for Someone Who Has Cancer

Alison and Brian of From Me to You, a letter-writing cancer charity, have graciously provided some expert tips to help make your holiday card preparation a little less daunting. Read on for fantastic advice that will have you writing in no time! 

What to write to someone who has cancer

In the age of email and text messages, a handwritten note or card is an especially thoughtful gesture. Taking the time to write (and mail) a note shows you care. And, unlike emails or text messages, a handwritten note can be put on display; a ready reminder that there are people who are thinking about you and who wish you well.

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Gifts For Caregivers: The 14 Things On Every Carer’s List

We know it can be hard finding the right thank you gifts for caregivers. Whether it’s someone special in your family, a friend who’s stuck with you through thick and thin, or an especially caring nurse or doctor, it can be difficult to show someone just how much their kindness means.

Thank you gifts for caregivers

Likewise, if you know someone who’s caring for a person going through cancer, you might want to help them out during the holidays, but not know where to start. So we’ve come up with some ideas to help you find the perfect gifts for caregivers – they really do deserve it!  

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