Caring for someone with cancer
If someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be wondering what this means for you. This information explains the carer’s role and offers practical tips for balancing the demands of caring with your own needs.
Every caring situation is different. You may find you have a wide range of responsibilities, from managing medicines and providing transport to offering emotional support.
Learn about the common emotions experienced by carers and find strategies to help you cope and feel more in control.
Whether you are caring for a partner, parent, child, sibling or friend, a cancer diagnosis can affect your established roles. Learn how relationships may change and how to manage these changes.
If the person you are caring for has advanced cancer, you may find this general information about caring helpful. We also have more information in a separate section called Caring for someone with advanced cancer.