For Family and Friends

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If you are 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.

Adjusting to Being a Caregiver
Information to help caregivers cope while caring for a loved one with cancer during and after treatment.

Caring for Yourself
Information and tips for caregivers to care for their own needs, hopes, and desires, in order to carry on and be a better caregiver.

Long Distance Caregiving
Information to help long distance caregivers cope and help their loved one with cancer.

After Treatment
Discusses the transition for cancer patients and caregivers after treatment and ways to cope.

For Teens
Information to help children and teens cope when a family member has cancer.

For Parents
Information for parents when a child has cancer.

Supportive Care Resources

For additional support, see our publications for family and caregivers and evidence-based PDQ® summaries on supportive and palliative care topics.

  • Posted: December 2, 2014