25 Ways to Support An Ovarian Cancer Survivor


by Susan Hess, MA, LPC - Nicki’s Circle Support Group Facilitator

 

  • If in treatment, accompany her to chemo
     
  • Help her with a wig purchase - or buy an extra wig for her
     
  • Walk the dog
     
  • Buy her a gift card from the health food store
     
  • Sign her up for grocery delivery
     
  • Set up a website for her at www.mylifeline.org
     
  • Arrange for a house cleaning service to come in
     
  • Visit for a few hours and give her caregiver a break
     
  • Help her create a binder of all medical information
     
  • Don’t ask, “How are you doing?” every time you see her
     
  • Buy her a music CD or iTunes gift card
     
  • Buy her fashionable scarves & hats
     
  • Select an inspirational book and read it to her out loud
     
  • Bring her ice cream and milkshakes (if needed!)
     
  • Schedule friends to assist with house cleaning tasks
     
  • Deliver a frozen meal that can be easily cooked
     
  • Accompany her to a Nicki’s Circle support group
     
  • Help her make phone calls
     
  • Help her find alternative and complementary therapies
     
  • Look past her diagnosis and see her shining soul
     
  • Arrange for fresh flower deliveries on a weekly basis
     
  • Accompany her on a walk
     
  • Send her a card or e-card every day or week during treatment
     
  • Help her plan a schedule for visitors & assistance
     
  • Listen to her struggles and offer hope and encouragement