Practical Supports

Our aim is to ensure you are not worrying about symptoms on your own. We can help you understand the impact of cancer and treatment.

If you are struggling with managing physical and emotional challenges of cancer. Our oncology nurses have experience that can support you to understand the changes. Knowing what is normal and what needs attention can alleviate a lot of the anxiety and worry.

Speak to us if you are struggling with entitlements, financial support, travel to and from treatment. We can guide you as to how and where you can get support.

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Managing the Side Effects of Cancer & Cancer Treatments

There are many types of Cancer and they all have different treatments. Managing and understanding the different side effects and symptoms can be confusing and overwhelming for patients and their families.

In the hospital and at the beginning of your treatment you will be given a lot of information, which can be very hard to take in. At Cork ARC Cancer Support House our team of oncology nurses can help you know what to expect and understand when to ask for help.

Physical Side Effects

Some patients on treatment can struggle with physical side effects and find it hard to manage and understand.

There are many different side effects to treatment, however it is important to note that not everyone will experience side effects. Knowing and understanding what is normal and what needs attention with your oncology team can save you a lot of worry and distress.

We have mentioned a few below, remember that we are here for you to check out what you are experiencing. Fatigue, tiredness and managing your energy levels can be a struggle. Your ability to concentrate can change.

Hormone treatment for cancer can interfere with your wellbeing, libdo, and your confidence. Hot flushes/ hot flashes can be very upsetting. Relationships and intimacy can be difficult. We are here to listen and help you talk through your side effects so you can understand what is happening to your body, or your partner’s body.

Our aim is to ensure you are not struggling at home on your own with side effects, simple tips and understanding the changes can make a big difference in your life.

Financial Support & Advice

Cancer and its treatments can bring considerable costs such as transport to and from appointments, getting your medicines, childcare, or heating and household costs.

Managing the day-to-day running of the family can be really challenging especially when trying to understand all the implications of your diagnosis.

Very often the person who has been diagnosed may not be able to work due to treatments and appointments. If a child has been diagnosed, a parent may need to take time off work to take care of their child. This can have an impact on finances and your ability to pay bills and run your household.

 

At Cork ARC we can arrange for you to talk to someone who can help you with:

  • Understanding what benefits or other supports apply to you if you have cancer or are caring for someone who does;
  • Filling out application forms;
  • Discussing issues that come up as you go through the claims process or if your circumstances change over time.

 

Managing Side EffectsC
Social Welfare BenefitsC

Managing the Side Effects of Cancer & Cancer Treatments

There are many types of Cancer and they all have different treatments. Managing and understanding the different side effects and symptoms can be confusing and overwhelming for patients and their families.

In the hospital and at the beginning of your treatment you will be given a lot of information, which can be very hard to take in. At Cork ARC Cancer Support House our team of oncology nurses can help you know what to expect and understand when to ask for help.

Physical Side Effects

Some patients on treatment can struggle with physical side effects and find it hard to manage and understand.

There are many different side effects to treatment, however it is important to note that not everyone will experience side effects. Knowing and understanding what is normal and what needs attention with your oncology team can save you a lot of worry and distress.

We have mentioned a few below, remember that we are here for you to check out what you are experiencing. Fatigue, tiredness and managing your energy levels can be a struggle. Your ability to concentrate can change.

Hormone treatment for cancer can interfere with your wellbeing, libdo, and your confidence. Hot flushes/ hot flashes can be very upsetting. Relationships and intimacy can be difficult. We are here to listen and help you talk through your side effects so you can understand what is happening to your body, or your partner’s body.

Our aim is to ensure you are not struggling at home on your own with side effects, simple tips and understanding the changes can make a big difference in your life.

Financial Support & Advice

Cancer and its treatments can bring considerable costs such as transport to and from appointments, getting your medicines, childcare, or heating and household costs.

Managing the day-to-day running of the family can be really challenging especially when trying to understand all the implications of your diagnosis.

Very often the person who has been diagnosed may not be able to work due to treatments and appointments. If a child has been diagnosed, a parent may need to take time off work to take care of their child. This can have an impact on finances and your ability to pay bills and run your household.

 

At Cork ARC we can arrange for you to talk to someone who can help you with:

  • Understanding what benefits or other supports apply to you if you have cancer or are caring for someone who does;
  • Filling out application forms;
  • Discussing issues that come up as you go through the claims process or if your circumstances change over time.

 

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