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Cancer Diagnosis

We understand that a cancer diagnosis has an serious impact on individuals and their families. At Comfort Keepers, we provide expert care to meet your emotional and physical needs.

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a term used to describe a group of illnesses all having certain common characteristics. These characteristics include an over-growth of cells that forms a tumour. There are over 200 different types of cancer, each with a specific name, treatment, and chance of being cured.

Chemotherapy drugs affect how a cancer cell divides and grows. Examples of treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy. Post treatment you may feel side effects such as dizziness, fatigue and being generally unwell. Everyone will have a different experience of cancer- but what remains common is the need for emotional, medical and practical support.

At Comfort keepers we understand the importance of practical care such as providing personal care- washing and dressing and practical care such as shopping and light housework. Our carers understand the emotional needs of our clients living with cancer and can offer support and companionship to our clients at this important time.

As cancer care needs vary from one person to another, a clinical manager will meet with you to discuss how we can support you in your home. As your needs change, we can tailor the support plan to suit you and where you are during your cancer journey.

Find out more about your care options here and head to Irish Cancer Society to learn more .

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