You may have seen your role mentioned throughout this site, but we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge your unique position.
Being a care partner means sharing the burden of a cancer diagnosis so it doesn’t fall entirely on your loved one’s shoulders. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes, so it’s important to remember that being a care partner requires a healthy balance. You can support them by:
Putting your own needs aside is common when caring for someone with cancer. There’s a lot to keep track of with medications and appointments. Plus, emotions are often running high due to the gravity of the situation. It’s crucial to regularly take a step back and make time for yourself.
We’ve rounded up a few resources that provide the support you may need.
Strengthen your relationship with your doctors and nurses.
Lean on the people who have been there with you through it all.
Find organizations dedicated to providing support.
Take part in a new community that inspires you.
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