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If you are a family member, relative, or trusted friend who is committed to helping another person with the day-to-day challenges of a cancer diagnosis, you are a caregiver.
You may feel overwhelmed by the practical and emotional changes that come with being a caregiver. This information is intended to help you understand and cope with these changes. You'll also find suggestions for online resources and books to assist in the caregiving journey.
If your loved one is a patient at Dana-Farber, you also have access to a range of helpful programs.
The experience of caregivingCaregivers often have to take on unfamiliar tasks and absorb new knowledge. Learn some of the ways your responsibilities may change .
Taking care of yourselfYou're a better caregiver when you're rested and healthy. Learn how to look after yourself and find resources to make your life a little easier.
If you have tips or stories to share, or suggestions for this caregiver section, we'd love to hear from you.