Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
5 Things to Prepare For Before a Chemo Session
Patients diagnosed with cancer are given different treatment recommendations depending on their case. Many of them undergo a combination of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.
For breast cancer patients, among the most common and effective treatments is chemotherapy. Chemotherapy or chemo uses anti-cancer drugs that are injected intravenously or taken orally by patients. The medicine reaches the bloodstream to kill fast-growing cancer cells in the body.
Because chemotherapy uses strong drugs to stop the cancer spread and eliminate cancer cells in the body, it takes its toll on the patient. Common side effects from the treatment include fatigue, nausea, hair loss, bruising, and loss of appetite.
If you or your loved one is set to undergo this treatment, Breast Cancer Car Donations suggests the following preparatory steps:
1. Clear your schedule.
Chemo treatments are not a one-time affair. They go through cycles, and the body takes time to recover from each session. Make sure to clear your schedule when there is a confirmed chemo session. Do not do strenuous activities during this time.
2. Get help.
Seek help from family and friends, especially in driving to and from the session. Having someone accompany you can provide you with emotional support during the treatment and after. You may also need some help taking care of things in the house like cooking, cleaning, or caring for the family and even pets.
3. Know your rights.
The law requires employers to provide time off for their employees for their chemotherapy sessions. Seek consideration from your employer with this in mind.
4. Eat healthily.
Stock up on healthy food to help your body recover from the strenuous treatment. Make sure to include fruits and vegetables on your grocery run. Some teas might help ease nausea as well.
5. Buy a wig.
Most chemo patients lose their hair during treatment, so it may be helpful to purchase a wig, a hat, or a scarf to cover the baldness. Pick one that feels natural and comfortable to you.
How You Can Help Breast Cancer Sufferers in Your Community
Thousands of women across the United States are suffering from breast cancer. Sadly, many of them are unable to access life-saving treatments like chemotherapy simply because they lack the money to pay for them.
If you feel compassion for these women, you can lend them a helping hand by donating an unwanted vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to help them overcome their ordeal.
Our team will sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support reputable breast cancer-fighting nonprofit organizations that we’ve partnered with. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits use the funding we give them to provide uninsured and indigent breast cancer patients with access to leading cancer centers in their local area as well as financial assistance to cover the costs of their treatments, hospital fees, doctor consultations, medications, and the other essential health care services they need. Our charity partners also provide free breast cancer screening and diagnosis as well as prevention and education services.
You will also benefit from your vehicle donation since it will entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
Moreover, we’ll provide you with our free professional pickup and towing service anywhere in the United States.
The best reward you’ll get, however, is the priceless feeling of satisfaction when you realize that you’re doing an act of charity that will help save lives.
You can donate almost any type of vehicle whatever its age or condition.
For more information on our donation program, including our quick and easy donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or message us here.
Become a Breast Cancer Champion Today!
You can meaningfully make a difference in the lives of destitute breast cancer patients in your community. All it takes is a vehicle donation to us. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or make your donation here today!