Cancer: This Means War


Cancer is not a battle. Battles last for a number of days, a few months at most, but are usually over within an hour.

Cancer is a war, a series of battles with an indefinite end. There is are movements of forces within the body with defense lines to hold and locations to protect. Quick decisions and careful tactics can make for a swift victory, and slow responses could place the favored army in a disadvantaged position. Doctors are generals with medicine as their weapons.

Chemotherapy is their nuclear bomb. Like a nuclear bomb, chemo can be too good at its job and cause collateral damage. According to Medical News Today, “Chemotherapy is an invasive treatment that can have severe adverse effects. This is because the drugs often target not only cancerous cells but also healthy cells.”

With cancer as an enemy, it seems that no treatment can be too harsh, but it involves many side effects. Most of us are familiar with the common adverse effects like hair loss, nausea, fatigue, anemia, loss of appetite, and decreased ability to fight infections. The process itself can be hard on any warrior.

When going toe-to-toe with cancer, CapeAble can be your reinforcement.

We recommend using our Small Blanket, Calming Cover, or Wrap Around for comforting support that can fit into any treatment session. The weighted therapy could help ease the discomfort and provide peace and rest in a stressful situation. Around the shoulders or over the legs, the soft, minky fabric can help provide warmth through chilling treatment sessions. These blankets and wearables can also provide comfort for family members who are fighting alongside their loved ones. We literally have your back.

Cancer is a war, and we are here to support your through your fight.