Caring for a Loved One Having Cancer Surgery
If the person you’re caring for needs surgery to treat their cancer, you may need to help them get ready before the procedure, be their advocate during recovery, and help them adjust to daily life again after the surgery is complete.
Cancer During the Holidays
Holiday time may seem like just about the worst time to have cancer in the family.
Caring For a Loved One During Chemotherapy
Taking care of a loved one as they undergo chemotherapy might seem like a daunting task. The information below will guide you through some of the basics, so you can help give the best possible care to the person you love.
Caring for a Loved One During Radiation Treatment
When a loved one is facing radiation treatment for their cancer, they may need to rely on a caregiver for help with everything from cooking and cleaning to nursing and medicine management.
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.
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.