For many of our patients, dealing with cancer or a blood disorder can be the greatest challenge they have ever faced. No one is expected to face this challenge alone. Often friends, family members and loved ones are more than willing to show how much they care and will ask the question, "What can I do to help?"
As difficult as it might be for many people to accept assistance, It is important for the patients friends, family and loved ones to build a psychosocial support team. Seeing a loved one fight a life-threatening illness can be devastating. It can often be very therapeutic to get involved in the healing process.
Most patients need a team of individuals who are able to take on each of the following roles: