A cancer diagnosis is a difficult and emotional experience not just for the patient, but for all of those connected to the patient. If you are caring for someone with cancer, you are not alone. More than 1.3 million cases of cancer are diagnosed each year, and studies suggest that at least 50 percent of those diagnosed with cancer will be cared for by someone in their immediate family.
Being a caregiver is not easy. Preparing meals, cleaning, providing transportation, talking to health care providers, administering medication, and making sure your loved one gets everything they need can be exhausting.
The best thing you can do for your loved one is to make sure you also take care of yourself. Below are some resources you may find helpful: