Helpline: Cancer - Therapies Support

Therapies for Cancer Patients
There are many different types of therapies for cancer. Depending on the type of cancer and the patient’s condition, the doctor may recommend one treatment or a combo of treatments. Each therapy is different in nature. For example, hormone therapy for prostate cancer decreases androgens in the body so that prostate cancer cells can be contained. On the other hand, hormone therapy for breast cancer either reduces estrogen levels or prevents estrogen from affecting breast cancer cells.

Caregivers need to know what types of hormone therapy their loved ones with cancer are receiving. It will help them understand their condition and adapt the caregiving and coping strategies accordingly. Adjusting the approach to the type of therapy can be difficult, especially for new caregivers. A positive approach in this situation is to ask for help from the right people out there. ExtendaTouch is an online group of family caregivers who have gone through similar experiences and offer free support.

How Can ExtendaTouch Help?
Our online cancer support group is useful for both cancer patients and family caregivers. You can get valuable tips, ideas, and information about the different types of therapy, including gene therapy for cancer, and radiation therapy.

You can also ask questions about therapies for advanced breast cancer, side effects of treatments for premenopausal women and anti-androgens, and how to reduce the risk associated with different therapy types. Our unpaid members can share their experience with you and even provide you emotional support. Use our online cancer helpline now to connect with our fellow caregivers now to get help.

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Chemo Therapy takes a lot of preparation and puts you through mental stress
I care(d) a total of 4 years for a female
Working with my elderly mother and her doctors to make the best chemo choices for her, particularly when a drug stopped working and a new one had to be chosen.
I care(d) a total of 10 years for a female
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a male
I cared for a 56 year old male with stage four tonsil cancer. I was his patient advocate and his primary care giver. He received chemotherapy and radiation and recovered successfully.
I care(d) a total of 10 years for a male
I have some experience in this subject I can share.
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a female