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Being a supporter

Being part of a support system

Supporting your loved one through cancer can take many different forms. Whether you’re a primary caregiver who takes care of everything, a sibling who lives far away but sends care packages, a neighbor who helps mow the lawn, or an old friend who knows just when to break out an old yearbook, you’re a part of your loved one’s support system.

Each person plays a unique and important role in a person with  cancer’s full support system, but it’s equally important for the support system to check in on the primary caregiver. Primary caregivers are often so focused on supporting the person with cancer that it can be hard for them to communicate their own feelings and needs. Don’t forget to check on them and see how you can help.

Primary Caregivers Patient Supporters

Guides for Caregivers

Supporting a loved one with cancer is hard. Visit our library to learn more about being a caregiver.

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Supporting a Partner

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Supporting a Family Member

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Supporting a Friend

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Supporting Someone You Work With

HOW TO HELP

Acts of service are just as important as gifts when your loved one is going through cancer. Don’t forget to support primary caregivers, too.

Make a meal

Whether you cook a meal or pick up their favorite restaurant to-go, show you care through food.

Go for a walk

Taking a walk with a patient or caregiver can help break up their day. The length doesn’t matter, but the thought does.

Drive to appointments

Appointments can be lonely. Driving a patient or sitting with them through it can mean so much.

Clean

Cleaning someone’s house, car, or pet can cross an item off their to-do list and allow them to focus on more important things.

Run errands

Grab groceries, go to the pharmacy, drop the kids off at school. These may seem like small errands to you, but they’re a big deal for people going through it.

Hang out

Sometimes your loved one just wants to hang out with you. Watch a movie, do a puzzle, chat about your favorite memories, or just sit together in silence…it all counts.

Keeping Patients Safe

During and after treatment, people with cancer can have weakened immune systems. Being immunocompromised means it’s easier for them to catch infections and harder for their body to fight that infection.

A simple cold that barely has symptoms in a healthy person can seriously affect someone going through cancer. It’s never been more important to wash your hands before visiting, wear a mask if necessary, and if you’re feeling sick, wait to see your loved one until you’re healthier.

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Tools to help you cope

Therapy

Get support

Find a Therapist

Patient Navigator

Personalized help

FC CareLine

Music

Playlists no matter your mood

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Gratitude & Meditation

Taking time to be thoughtful

Check Out Our Journal

Get Help

No shame in asking for a hand

Book a Task Rabbit

Take Time

Make time for yourself. If you’re not taking care of your mental & physical health, you can’t help someone else.

Feeling overwhelmed?

We can help.

 

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Our programs

We provide programs for patients and caregivers across the country. See how we can help you.

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