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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.

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How to Care for Someone With Cancer

Here you'll find information on what to expect if you are caring for someone with cancer, and find out what you need to know when caring for a loved one at home.

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Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver

Caring for someone who is sick, taking on new responsibilities, and worrying about the future can be exhausting at the very least. Here you can find tips on making sure you also take care of yourself. You'll also find checklists that can help caregivers spot signs of anxiety or depression in yourself or others.

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How to Be Supportive to Someone With Cancer

If someone close to you has cancer, do you find it hard to talk to them about it? Do you worry that you'll say the wrong thing? If so, you're not alone. Find out how to be supportive and helpful when you talk with someone who has cancer.

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When Your Child Has Cancer

If your child or teenager has cancer, go here to get information about what to expect. You can find information on coping with the diagnosis, dealing with financial and insurance issues, and nutrition for children with cancer, as well as detailed information about many cancers that affect children and teens.

Road To Recovery

American Cancer Society Support Programs and Services

The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help people with cancer and their loved ones understand cancer, manage their lives through treatment and recovery, and find the emotional support they need. And best of all, our help is free.