Can I Receive Any Help At Home During My Treatments If I Live Alone?

Dr. Libertino answers the question: 'Help At Home During Cancer Treatments?'

Jan. 01, 2009 -- Question: Can I receive any help at home during my treatments if I live alone?

Answer: Yes, I think that most patients have the ability to have home health aids. If they have therapy such as surgery and they need to recuperate and have someone prepare meals for them or help the family through the immediate post-operative period. These things are easily arranged through a social service department at most major hospitals.