What to give

What to Give Patients Going Through Radiation

Thoughtful gifts for radiation patients undergoing treatment

Radiation therapy can create an onslaught of uncomfortable symptoms like burned, sensitive skin, aches and pains, and severe fatigue. Here are our top 18 gift ideas to help ease the side effects during and after radiation:

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Gentle Burn Recovery Spray

$35

Soothes burned or sensitive skin
Helps heal damaged skin
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Give instant relief with this gentle Radiation Burn Spray for skin too painful to touch

Reduce anxiety and encourage healing during and after treatments with this Radiation Meditation

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Radiation Burn Cream

$19

Soothes radiation burns
Help minimize scar tissue
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Soothe irritated skin with this cooling Radiation Burn Cream that also helps with scarring

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Post-Surgery Seatbelt Cushion

$39

Provides comfort when driving
Protects sensitive areas
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This Post-Surgery Seatbelt Cushion is also comforting to radiated skin while in the car

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Conditioning Butter

$45

Nourishes and heals
Prevents common allergic reactions

 

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Soothe sensitive skin with this deeply hydrating and organic Conditioning Butter

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Pain And Bruising Relief Cream

$25

Encourages blood flow
Helps relieve muscle, joint and bone pain
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Relieve aches and pains to post-treatment skin with this Pain And Bruising Relief Cream

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Radiation Gift Box

$185

Soothes and heals skin
Provides recovery advice
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This Radiation Gift Box will guide your loved one through treatment and beyond with expertly crafted products and inspiring recovery tips

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Scar Healing Tamanu Oil

$15

Reduces scarring
Helps skin heal 
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Our Scar Healing Tamanu Oil is 100% natural and can help burns and scars heal more quickly

“I’ve Been Zapped!”

$59 - $169

Supports liver detoxification*
Boosts energy production*
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Support detoxification and regain energy with our nutritional supplement “I’ve Been Zapped”

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Anti-Nausea Sampler

$25

Reduces Nausea
Eases dry mouth
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Our Anti-Nausea Sampler can help ease side effects associated with abdominal radiation therapy

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Aromatherapy Starter Kit

$25

Creates a relaxing environment
Enhances mood
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This organic symptom management Aromatherapy Starter Kit can help ease mental and physical stressors caused by treatments

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Fatigue Meditation

$19

Helps ease cancer-related fatigue
Alleviates anxiety and promotes calm
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Reduce fatigue with this mindful Fatigue Meditation CD

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‘P.S. I Love You’ Gift Box

$69

Nourishes and hydrates
Promotes self care
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Remind a loved one just how much you care with this delightfully lovely ‘P.S. I Love You’ Gift Box

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4 Bar Chocolate Gift Set

$35

Boosts mood naturally
Alternative to high sugar treats
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Ease the radiation journey with this organic and antioxidant-rich 4 Bar Chocolate Gift Set 

Extra-soft on tender and sensitive post-treatment skin, this best-selling Versatile shawl is lovely gift for someone because it is one size fits most

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Gift Card

$25 - $500

Helps loved ones heal
Gives flexibility of choice

Let your friend choose from over 500 recovery tools with our Mend After Gift Card

Here are more ideas on what to give a loved one during their cancer journey:

4 thoughts on “What to Give Patients Going Through Radiation

  1. Joan Sullivan says:

    What about men?

    1. Mend After Cancer says:

      Thanks for commenting! We have a specially curated gift guide just for men with cancer. It offers cheerful and practical gift ideas that can be helpful during and after any treatment. You can find it here: gifts-for-men-with-cancer.

      Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section!

      Warmly,
      Mend After Cancer

  2. Jay says:

    The photo at the top of the page is really unhelpful. Hugs and embraces can be very uncomfortable (painful) to those going through radiation to any part of the upper body. Perhaps Mend After could find and use a photo illustrating caring in some way other than a hug? In addition, the pain can persist for months after surgery and/or radiation and family/friends need to always keep that in mind. Mend After could help get the word out, starting with using sensitive and appropriate illustrations. Thanks.

    1. Mend After Cancer says:

      Thank you so much for this thoughtful message. We completely agree. A warm embrace can be soothing to a body that’s been under assault. But for some patients in recovery, hugs might hurt. Chemotherapy can make arms tender, radiation burns can leave skin sensitive, and wounds may still be vulnerable after a recent surgery. Mend’s founder and 2x cancer endure-er reminds us: Don’t ignore your urge to hug. But before you hug a cancer patient, ask if it’s ok first. We share this tips like this on our homepage, in our advice section and also on our social media channels. Thank you for reminding us to continue shining a light on these important topics.

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