Health Tip: Getting Cancer Support

(HealthDay News) -- People struggling with a cancer diagnosis and treatment may need a lot of extra help and support.

The American Cancer Society offers these support suggestions for people with cancer, and their loved ones:

  • Find a support group that meets a local hospital, by telephone or online.
  • Enlist a nursing service that offers support, and if needed, home health care.
  • Find a nutritional service that provides help and advice from professional dietitians.
  • Use a rehabilitation service that provides physical and occupational therapy.
  • Seek spiritual support from a local church or synagogue.
  • Obtain social services, which may include counseling or financial aid.