Caregivers

In this section you can learn about what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, as well as find suggestions and tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well.

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Being a Caregiver

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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Coping 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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Listen With Your Heart: Talking With the Person Who Has 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. Here we'll share some ideas on how to be supportive and helpful when you talk with someone who has cancer.

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When Your Child Has Cancer

The diagnosis of cancer in a child or teenager can be a devastating blow to parents and other family members who love the child. Cancer creates an instant crisis in the family. Here we provide information to help parents of children with cancer know what to expect. We offer suggestions on topics such as coping with the diagnosis, dealing with financial and insurance issues, and nutrition for children with cancer.

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Online Communities and Support

If you're caring for someone with cancer, connecting with others who've been through it already can be a source of comfort and support. Learn more about the American Cancer Society's online communities including  WhatNext (cancer support network), Circle Of Sharing™ (personalized cancer information), and Cancer Survivors Network, then join the one that's right for you.

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Stories Of Hope

Find inspiration, hope, and support in these stories about other people whose lives have been touched by cancer.

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