What to Send Someone with Cancer

 You just found out that a close friend or loved one has been diagnosed with Cancer

You are stunned by the news and want to send a gift to show your support. Unless you have had a close experience with the disease, it can be difficult to pick the right gift to send.  Surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation have a lot of side-effects and physical reactions that make it extra difficult to pick the right gift.  Did you know that cancer patients often suffer nausea, or that sending flowers is a big no-no?  Also, no candies or sweets and no products with strong scents.  Here are some ideas on what to add to your cart and send as a care package.


Amazon makes it easy to purchase an item or items, and have them shipped to a friend or loved one as a gift.  Click HERE for more instructions on how this works

Frankincense is an amazing oil that has anti-inflammatory properties and based on laboratory research may possess immune-stimulating and cancer-fighting properties.  Be sure to choose a therapeutic grade oil such as DoTerra. The DoTerra roll on is perfect as it comes ready to roll on and doesn’t require dilution.

Cancer prefers an acidic environment to grow in.  The more alkaline your body is the better! A great gift option for your loved one is an alkaline water pitcher.  I recently bought my family one and we find it is easy to use. Just fill the pitcher with tap water and store it in the refrigerator.  Not only will it encourage them to drink more water, but it will improve their body’s PH levels so that cancer struggles to thrive.

One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy is nausea.  While there is plenty of nausea medicine on the market to help relieve this symptom, there are also holistic, drug-free, methods for reducing nausea.  The relief band works fast by creating pulses that signal the median nerve to rebalance and reduces feelings of nausea.

After a diagnosis of cancer, your loved one will be looking to improve their diet, but may still have the duty of feeding their family.  Here you will find recipes for the whole family. You can give them peace of mind knowing they and their family are eating well while only preparing one meal for the whole family. 

Give the gift of entertainment.  Your loved one can read, watch movies, or research from their most comfortable spot.  This idea cares for keeping their minds busy while they get the rest needed to heal.

Music is therapeutic!  If your loved one doesn’t already have an Echo Dot this would be a gift for them.  With an Amazon music subscription, they can play any song they want to hear just by asking Alexa to play it.  "Alexa, play some smooth jazz”.

Hydration is so important during chemotherapy.  Gift your loved one this reminder to stay hydrated during this process.  There are so many different designs and inspirational sayings to choose from. Snag one that speaks to your fighter.

Surround them with comfort in a time of cold clinics, long treatments, and uncomfortable car rides with a very soft throw.  The softer the better! The UGG bliss sherpa throw is amazingly soft, warm, and is produced by the same makers of the high-quality UGG boots.

Cozy feet are a must have when battling any illness. Microfiber, fleece, aloe-infused, and sherpa are just a few of the wonderful types of cozy socks you will find.  For more support check out these Ugg slippers for everyday use.

About the Author

When my best friend was diagnosed with Cancer, I wanted to give her a care package to let her know I was thinking of her. I was just guessing at what to include and I learned a lot about what can be both useful and meaningful to someone walking their cancer journey. My own frustration led me to start Help Them Fight to create a resource for others going through the same situation.