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It can be hard to find the right words to say when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, especially during the holiday season.

Sometimes, a simple gift can speak volumes, comforting someone when they need it the most. But what’s the best gift to give your loved one who may be undergoing chemo for thyroid cancer or recovering from a mastectomy? We’ve got a few great suggestions for you, including some awesome gift options from our community members.

Gifts to Avoid Giving Someone With Cancer (and What to Give Instead)

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Treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can cause unpleasant physical reactions and emotional trauma, so you need to be extra sensitive and thoughtful about your gift. Here are a few things you should avoid buying, as well as what you can give instead.

18 Coupons to Give a Friend Diagnosed With Cancer

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When someone is facing cancer, they don’t always have the time or energy to do things like clean the house or cook dinner. Here are some coupons you can give them to “redeem” to help make their life a bit easier as they continue treatment and recover.

25  Shirts People With Cancer Will Want to Wear

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From shirts that promote your favorite cancer nonprofit to ones that show your support for a loved one diagnosed with cancer, there are plenty of creative shirt options out there.

7 Brands Designing PICC Line Covers You’ll Want to Wear

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If you’re a patient undergoing chemotherapy, blood transfusions or IV fluid therapy, or know someone who is, you’ve probably become all too familiar with what a PICC line is. Although extremely important, they aren’t the most fashionable things to wear, so check out these seven companies that have come up with cool and creative ways to cover them up.

Holiday Gift Suggestions for People Diagnosed With Cancer

Ovarian cancer survivor and Mighty contributor Nicole Wilkinson shared some gift ideas that can help bring cheer to patients and families coping with cancer during the holidays.

Here’s What You Should Include in a Chemo Care Package

Care+Wear, a provider of innovative healthwear that helps cancer and chronic illness patients heal, shared this “ultimate chemo care package” post.

32 Perfect ‘Stocking Stuffers’ to Give a Loved One With a Chronic Illness

Cancer isn’t always a one-time event; it can also be a chronic illness. Oftentimes, it’s the simple things that turn out to be the most helpful. This piece features small and inexpensive gifts that will go a long way in showing someone how much you care.


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26 Gifts to Give a Friend Whose Illness Keeps Them Stuck at Home

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Many people with cancer spend a great deal of time at home or in bed due to pain, fatigue, muscle weakness or other symptoms. Here are some gifts you can give a loved one who may be stuck at home.

11 DIY Gifts That Are Perfect for People With Chronic Illnesses

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Whether it’s cancer or a chronic illness, here are creative — and budget-friendly — gifts you can make a loved one.

Looking for more gift suggestions? Check out our chronic illness holiday gift guide or disability holiday gift guide

Originally published: December 7, 2017
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