Family and Friends

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Support for Family, Friends, and Caregivers

Cancer doesn’t affect only the person with the illness. It affects their family members and friends as well. Some family members and friends are direct caregivers. Others might play a more supporting role, helping with meals or children’s carpools. Still others might be providing support from a distance. Regardless of the role you are playing, rest assured that it is having an important impact on your friend or family member facing cancer.

The Cancer Support Community is here to meet the needs of cancer patients and survivors, and we are also here to help family members and friends who are facing cancer alongside a loved one.

Reach Out for Support

We offer free navigation for cancer patients or their loved ones.

What to Expect: The Cancer Journey

As a family member or friend, you will be accompanying your loved one through their cancer journey. You may join the journey at the start. Or you may be jumping in midstream. These are some aspects of cancer you may encounter.

Build Your Online Community

Our free digital support community easily connects caregivers and their loved ones with friends and family to reduce stress, anxiety, and isolation.

Need Help Coping? 

It's normal to experience new emotions, life changes, and health concerns after a cancer diagnosis, from loneliness to fatigue to worries about the future.

Do You Have a Loved One With Cancer? 

What has helped you cope? In just a few steps, you can share your story now and help other caregivers feel less alone.

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