Caregiving

Celebrating the Caregiver

It's important for caregivers to continue taking care of their own needs, even while they’re taking care of their loved one. Asking for help – whether from other friends and family, a support group, or from a trained professional – is key. This article will help you learn more about caregiving and being a caregiver.

When Your Friend Has Breast Cancer

Even with cancer as an all-too-common household word, we are often unsure of what to say – or, equally important, what not to say – when someone we know is diagnosed with breast cancer.

All Grown Up: Preparing Young Survivors for Life on their Own

For parents who have cared for a child with cancer, a coming of age may be especially bittersweet. Whether you have a child who’s going away to college, taking a first job, or moving out on their own, the tips here can help you both get ready for the next big step.

Coping With Grief During the Holidays

Losing a loved one to cancer is a painful and difficult experience. The death of a loved one is always traumatic, but during the holidays, the feelings of loss can be even more pronounced.

Cancer During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time of year when you or a loved one is facing cancer.

Case Study: When You Care for Someone with Cancer

Someone being treated for cancer often needs a lot of help at home, too. The physical and emotional toll of these tasks often leads to a lot of stress and a negative impact on the caregiver’s own health.

Workshops Help Survivors Cope During and After Cancer Treatment

A new series of free workshops from Cancer Care offers survivors and their loved ones practical information to help them cope with the concerns that can arise after treatment ends.

Caregivers: How to Handle the Holidays

The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy and celebration, but this time of year can be stressful, too.

Parents of Kids with Cancer Suffer Post-traumatic Stress

A study of the parents of children undergoing treatment for cancer finds that in most of the families, at least one of the parents has symptoms of post-traumatic stress.