Here are some things to think about if you are about to become a caregiver for a person with cancer.
Coping as a Caregiver
Here you'll find information on what to expect if you are caring for someone with cancer, as well as tips on taking care of yourself. You'll also find checklists that can help caregivers spot signs of anxiety or depression in themselves or others, and learn about their own coping methods.
Caring for someone who is sick, taking on new responsibilities, and worrying about the future can be exhausting at the very least --and can quickly lead to "burnout." When you are busy caring for the person with cancer, who is taking care of you?
If you are taking care of someone with cancer, this checklist can assist you in deciding if you need more help.
The Cancer Survivors Network (CSN) is our online community by and for people with cancer and their families. It offers a private, secure place for cancer patients and caregivers to exchange practical information and support one another. here you can find and connect with others through our member search, discussion boards, chat rooms, and private CSN e-mail.