Becoming a caregiver to a loved one with cancer isn’t anything anyone plans for. It’s one of the hardest, most rewarding things we will do in our lives. You may find yourself in situations where you’re not quite sure what to do or which path to take.
There are many facets to cancer caregiving. We want to do everything we can to support you in your role as a cancer caregiver.
First, visit our Cancer Navigation Tool. As cancer survivors, caregivers and medical professionals, we built this tool for people just like you. It’s a 5-step personalized planning tool that can help you determine which path is the best path for your loved one, along with some guidance in moving through the process. Use our tool to take action around your loved one’s treatment plan. We’ve done the research for you so you can also use it to find second opinions, resources on symptom management, and more. Last, you can find support for both you and your loved one for the many areas of your life that is impacted by cancer.
We’ve been there. We know how overwhelming it can be to sift through the endless information online and be faced with decisions on things we know little about. We built this tool so you can find support where and when you need it, and feel in control of your loved one’s cancer journey. By using this tool, we hope you get peace of mind that you’re effectively advocating and caring for your loved one.
Tips For Cancer Caregivers
We understand that not all cancer caregivers are playing the same role. We created advice for you depending on the type of caregiver you are.
- Advice for Cancer Caregivers in a Supportive Role
You are following your loved one’s lead and offering support where and when it is needed.
- Advice for Cancer Caregivers in a Decision-Making Role
You are primarily making decisions for your loved one regarding treatment options, and you are the key contact for your loved one’s medical team and doctor.