Managing a chronic disease requires a coordinated approach between the patient, doctor, and caregiver. Here you'll find tips to help manage chronic conditions that caregivers are often faced with.
You've just learned a family member or friend has cancer. Instantly, your mind jumps to the future: What will happen to you, your family, and the person with cancer?
One of the biggest changes will be how you interact with the person who has cancer. You'll still have your relationship as spouse, child, or friend but you may take on additional responsibilities, too.
What Will You Do?
Caring for someone with cancer is a role many people take on. If you do, you'll join a rapidly growing group: You'll be a caregiver. About 1.3 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, and family members care for more than half of them. How you respond as a caregiver depends on many factors, including