Re: My mom is about to be treated with radiation for her breast cancer. What can i do
I am 62 and have just finished radiation and started hormone therapy. I have adult kids.
It might be a good idea for you to just explain to your mother that you want very much to help but you just don't know how to do that- ask her what she would like. I am sure she will appreciate being asked. What she would like might be very different than what you think. She might not want to talk to you a lot about her treatment or how she feels because she might feel it would be a burden on you. I talked more to close friends, especially those who have been through breast cancer.
It has been very important to me to be able to do some of the things I normally do, like working, seeing grandchildren, going out to lunch with friends, etc. She might feel the same way.I was tired during radiation but did not feel sick, just had to pace myself. It was not nearly as bad as I had heard. As for the treatments, many of us are just grateful they are available- they weren't in our mothers and grandmothers day when breast cancer was a death sentence.