Sarcoma is a form of cancer that develops in the soft connective tissues of the body, such as the tendons, muscles, blood vessels, or nerves. Although the majority of sarcomas occur in the extremities, these malignant tumors can be found anywhere in the body. If one of your loved ones has recently been diagnosed with a sarcoma, you may be wondering what you can do to support your loved one in his or her time of need. Read on for some helpful tips for providing care and support during this time.
- Volunteer your help
When your family member is in cancer treatment, you may have to make some changes in your lifestyle to help him or her during this critical time. Support your loved one by volunteering your services to cook meals, take care of household chores, or provide for any physical care that your loved one might need.
- Be sensitive to your loved one’s needs
Although all of us need to know that we are cared for and loved, there are also times when we want to spend time alone and rest. Do your best to become attuned to your loved one’s needs for alone time and help your loved one get the rest that he or she needs.
- Do your research
There are many treatment options available to treat sarcoma. Help you family member stay informed about his or her treatment options by actively doing research. This information will help the whole family to understand the situation better and approach the treatment with more confidence.
Menorah Medical Center is proud to offer Kansas City and the surrounding communities the technology and expertise of our Sarcoma Institute. With the help and support of a multidisciplinary team of board-certified professionals, the Sarcoma Institute strives to provide the necessary care for any child or adult in need of cancer treatment. If you are interested in learning more about the advanced diagnostic and treatment options offered by our Midwest Cancer Care center, call our staff at (913) 498-6000.