Caring for a cancer patient and supporting him or her along this journey can be as life-changing for you as having cancer is for your loved one. It can be a time of sacrifice, stress and exhaustion. But by learing more, and reaching out for your own asssistance, you'll ensure that you can best care for the cancer patient in your life. The below links offer tips, support and help for YOU. Take advantage of sharing and seek help from others who have been there. They want to help you, and are here for you and your family.
Learn what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, and tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well. Suggestions on topics such as coping with the diagnosis, dealing with financial and insurance issues, and nutrition.
This website from the National Cancer Institute offers help and advice for changing roles you may experience, asking for help, how to assess your own needs, long-distance caregiving, caring for a teen cancer patient and much more.
Becoming a caregiver may seem scary or overwhelming. Know that you are not alone. The Cancer Support Community website shares helpful tips and reflections on topics such as helping with treatment decisions, facing advanced cancer together, and programs and services that can help.
Families First is a special program at Moffitt Cancer Center designed to help parents and their children adjust to the changes that occur within the family when a parent has cancer. Education, preparation and support enable families to cope successfully in the face of a serious illness.
Created on the belief that no one should have to face cancer alone and without the necessary support. Both patients and care providers may request a mentor who has been there, and can help you in your cancer journey.