What You Need to Know as a Cancer Caregiver
We think of caregivers as unpaid loved ones who give the person with cancer physical and emotional care. They may be spouses, partners, family members, or close friends. Most often, they are not trained for the caregiver job. Many times, they may be the lifeline of the person with cancer. Click on the topics below to get started.
- Who are caregivers, and what do they do?
- Understanding the health care system
- Making health decisions
- Long-distance caregiving
- The treatment timeline
- Organizing medical treatment and paperwork
- Taking care of yourself
- Asking for help
- Job, insurance, and money concerns
- Legal issues
- To learn more about caregiving and coping