Going through cancer can be a challenging time for anyone. If you know a woman who is battling this monstrous disease, you may be looking for ways in which you can help, support, and encourage her in her path to healing. Here are three ways that you can support a woman who is going through cancer:

Clean Her House

Chores and household duties can make up a big part of anyone’s daily workload. It can be extremely challenging to keep up with these duties when undergoing treatment for cancer or recovering from its repercussions. Do not wait for the patient to ask for help. It is better to simply take it upon yourself to help her clean the house, do the dishes, or prepare food. If you do not have the time to do the household chores, you can always solicit a group of friends to pitch in and hire a cleaning service. Food delivery services and meal trains can also be a big boon in times like this.

Give Gifts

Even the smallest of gifts can bring a smile to the face of somebody who is battling cancer. Practical gifts such as pajamas, slippers, and favorite foods are all good choices. A new hat or scarf can be useful to a woman undergoing chemotherapy while healing balm may be helpful to a patient dealing with the side effects of radiation therapy. Fun gifts such as books, magazines, puzzles, and movies are all welcome for patients who are on bed rest. As long as it comes from the heart, the patient will be sure to appreciate the thought that went into selecting the gift.

Take Her on a Retreat

Sometimes the best medicine is simply getting away from the treatment and stress that comes with living with cancer. A retreat is an ideal way to rejuvenate the body and spirit. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a women’s cancer retreat. This type of retreat will help the patient to deal with the rigors of the disease while empowering them to take control. A women’s cancer retreat will also connect her with other people going through the same trials that she is.

Your support and encouragement can make a monumental difference in the life of a friend or a family member. The most important thing is to simply be there for her as she navigates this difficult road.

Here at Petal Sweet, we have teamed up with Cleaning For a Reason to help provide a cleaner environment for women with cancer. If your friend or loved one has cancer and could benefit from two free cleanings, apply today for this great service!