Who is a Caregiver?

You are considered a caregiver if you are helping your loved one get through cancer treatment. Caregivers play many roles. For instance, some caregivers keep track of their loved one’s medications. Others drive them to medical appointments or help with household tasks, such as cooking and taking care of children. Many caregivers also provide emotional support.

Caregivers are usually the cancer patient’s spouse, family members, friends, or neighbors.

Caregiving comes naturally to many individuals. You may be thinking, “I’m just doing what I want to do for the person I love.” The role of caregiver is more difficult for others. This section of our Web site is designed to help you focus on you and your needs so that you can provide the best care possible.