Building on the talk about breast cancer for the month of October, a very important related topic is caregivers. Breast cancer, or any other cancer, has a significant affect on the individual as well as the loved ones. Caring for a loved one, providing physical and emotional support, and taking care of yourself and the rest of your family can be overwhelmingly difficult. Each family has different experiences and each individual has different roles or experiences.
The American Cancer Society provides many resources related to the role of the caregiver, how to support and care a loved one with cancer, and how to take care of yourself as a caregiver. For more information, visit the American Cancer Society’s website here.