Liver Cancer Support
For most people, coping with the emotional and practical challenges associated with liver cancer is difficult. However, many forms of support are available for people with liver cancer, including support groups. These groups often meet to discuss feelings, concerns, or experiences regarding treatment methods and living with liver cancer. Other potential sources include social workers, counselors, and members of the clergy.
Coping with liver cancer is not easy. Some people find they need help dealing with the emotional and practical aspects of their disease.
Liver cancer support groups can help. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of treatment. People may want to talk with a member of their healthcare team about finding a support group. These groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
People with liver cancer may worry about caring for their families, keeping their jobs, or continuing daily activities. Concerns about liver cancer treatment and managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills are also common. Doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team can answer questions about treatment, working, or other activities.
Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful to those who want to talk about their feelings or discuss their concerns. Often, a social worker can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, home care, or emotional support.