Resources for Cancer Caregivers

What is a Cancer Caregiver?

During cancer treatment, the main focus is on the patient. However, a cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, including caregivers. A caregiver is any person who supports a patient during treatment; this can be a spouse, partner, sibling, son, daughter, or friend. Being a caregiver to a person with cancer comes with a set of challenges, as the caregiver’s needs can often be overlooked. While concerned with a loved one’s physical and emotional health and needs, caregivers are likely balancing this responsibly with their own obligations such as family and work. It is important for the caregiver to keep their body and mind healthy in order to provide the best care to the patient.

Caring for cancer caregivers infographic


Caring for Loved Ones with Cancer

Aubrey Reichard-Eline, associate director of development and member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council at Rutgers Cancer Institute shares more about her experience with cancer caregiving.  

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