Sarah Cannon - January 24, 2020

One of the treatment options for cancer is surgery. Here are three ways that you and your loved ones can prepare for surgery.

  1. Feel free to bring any items with you to the hospital that help make you feel comfortable. This may include a blanket, pajamas, a favorite mug, slippers, a cell phone or a tablet as well as any religious items.
  2. Prepare for being away from home. Manage your mail by visiting the Post Office website and temporarily changing your address to a family member’s or a friend’s so that they can accept your mail while you are gone. Alternatively, you can put a temporary hold on your mail service until you or a loved one is able to pick it up.
  3. Write down key information, including contacts lists, current medications, doctors’ offices and phone numbers, appointments, and any allergies that you may have.

If you have questions about how to prepare for surgery, call askSARAH at (844) 482-4812 to speak to a nurse who is specially-trained to help answer your cancer questions. Calls are confidential and nurses are available to speak 24/7.