What do I need to know about caring for someone with urinary system cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

When caring for someone with urinary system cancer, you will need to:

  • keep an eye on the person's symptoms;
  • make sure they receive effective treatment;
  • make sure they take any medication prescribed to control their symptoms; and
  • remain emotionally supportive as the person deals with this serious condition.

Keeping an eye on the person's symptoms is important, especially if you are caring for a child who cannot communicate well. You may need to relay information about the person's symptoms to the person's doctor or surgeon. By playing an active role and communicating with the person's doctor or team of specialists, you can help make sure that the person receives effective treatment, particularly if the person is not able to communicate with their doctor on their own. You may also need to monitor the person's medication to make sure the proper dosage is taken each day. Although it may seem overwhelming when you are caring for someone with cancer, remaining supportive and keeping a positive attitude will help them get through this difficult process.

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