A caregiver for someone with cancer is defined as an unpaid spouse, partner, family member or friend who gives the person with cancer emotional and physical care. Most often, they are not trained for the caregiver job. Caregivers have many roles that can change as the patient’s needs change during and after cancer treatment.
A cancer diagnosis affects close friends and family too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, and get tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well.