If you're helping your family member or friend through cancer treatment, you are a caregiver. This may mean helping with daily activities such as going to the doctor or making meals. It could also mean coordinating services and care. Or it may be giving emotional and spiritual support. Giving care and support during this time can be a challenge.
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Cancer Caregiver Support | American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has many resources that help support people with cancer and their loved ones. And best of all, our help is free. We can connect you with these resources, whether you are a cancer patient, caregiver of a person with cancer, community leader or volunteer, health care professional, or someone who wants to know about programs and services. The National Cancer Information Center provides information and support to those facing cancer 24 hours a day, days a year. Trained cancer information specialists are available via phone, live chat, and now video chat, providing accurate, up to date cancer information to patients, family members, and caregivers and connecting them with valuable services and resources.
Caregivers and Family
A cancer diagnosis affects close friends and family too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, and get tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well. This online, interactive guide can empower caregivers with the resources and information they need — from anywhere and at any time.