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We know you’re going through this, too

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:

  • Attending appointments and taking notes or asking questions
  • Learning how you can help manage side effects of treatment and the disease
Care partner burnout is real

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.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help for yourself, whether from inside or outside of your support network
  • Look into support groups for care partners; talking to others going through a similar situation can be helpful
  • Make sure you set aside enough time for your own needs, friends, and interests
Find support for care partners

We’ve rounded up a few resources that provide the support you may need.

The International Myeloma Foundation provides resources and guidance for those caring for people living with cancer.
View the care partner resources
Find helpful insights in the caregiver guide from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
View the guide
Let's recap
  • Being a care partner isn’t easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding to support your loved one
  • Your needs are also important, so try to prioritize your own well-being
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