Caring for the Caregiver

Cancer Survival Toolbox® Special Topics

Caring for the CaregiverCaring for the Caregiver was developed specifically to provide resources and support for cancer caregivers to help them address the issues they face on an ongoing basis.

As a caregiver, it is easy to be overwhelmed by caring for a cancer survivor. An important point to remember is that you, as a caregiver, are also a survivor because you, too, are surviving the challenges, responsibilities, and life-changing effects of this disease and its treatment. Throughout this program, you will hear stories taken from real life and solutions that can provide you with the hope and options you need, while showing you ways to balance your own personal needs with those of the person you are caring for.

After listening to this Toolbox program, you will be better prepared to:

  • Strengthen your skills and abilities while finding and using new resources
  • Do a much better job of nurturing everyone involved—including yourself

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Track-by-Track Transcripts

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  1. Marcia Wallace
  2. Introduction
  3. Communicating
  4. Finding Information
  5. Making Decisions
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Negotiating
  8. Advocating for Others
  9. Advocating for the Caregiver
  10. Conclusion

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Additional Resources


CancerCare has a variety of publications and information regarding caregiver issues.
Caregiving for Your Loved One With Cancer
A list of all of CancerCare’s publications about caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance  |  (800) 445-8106
The Family Caregiver Alliance provides a number of resources for caregivers, including educational information and support groups.

Find more helpful resources in the searchable NCCS Resource Guide »

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