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Research shows the person you’re supporting benefits most when you are healthy and your life is balanced. With this in mind, supporters are encouraged to take time and care tending to their own health and spirit.

When someone we care about is diagnosed with cancer, we tend to focus our attention on their condition. We may feel sad, fearful or angry, all stemming from concern and uncertainty. As supporters, we may feel alone in our emotions, and discount our experience as relatively not important. Yet acknowledging the changes created in our lives and our relationships will better equip us in providing meaningful support.

One of the best ways to gain support as a supporter is to talk to others who share similar experiences. Open communication in a safe environment can help supporters feel stronger, more involved, and in more control of any challenges they may be facing. In this way, supporters can share resources and tips they’ve learned along the way.


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I'm Nara_Pal, and I support someone with cancer
Hi everyone, It's been around a year now since I lost my mom to cancer, and I decided to use what I experienced to help others. For those of us who have experienced it, we all know how diffi...
  • Wed Nov 24, 2021 · Like1
I'm Amelia, and I support someone with cancer
Hi everyone, This is a survey about Cancer and Wellbeing and how it affects the caregivers, I would love it if everyone could fill this out as it is completely private and confidential and will al...
  • Sun Nov 17, 2019 ·
Hi Jamie, First off, know we are here for you and your brother. You are NOT ALONE. Second, I would get a second opinion. No reason not to. Third, the drugs make a patient depressed it's not really ...
  • Sat Jun 22, 2019 · Like1
I'm Rita B, and I support someone with cancer
Hello I am new to this site, my husband was 10 years cancer free and it came back, he is now in stage4 lung cancer he had yearly check up but missed last year and continues to smoke I hate this I ...
  • Sun Feb 3, 2019 ·
I'm Myra, and I support someone with cancer
My mother was given arosmasin a little over 5 years ago. She had a partial mastectomy and was then given arosmasin as a preventative druhg for the next five years. She had some joint issues before ...
  • Tue Jun 19, 2018 · Like2


Hi, I'm Wayne J M.
I take 37.5 sutent for 4th stage renal cancer.I have taken it for 1 year and my cancer has scunch. Side affects is diarrhea but very managable
  • Sat Feb 23, 2019 · Like4
Created May 15, 2018
Informative article on substance abuse prevention for those with cancer.
Updated Dec 28, 2012
One of my close friends is running in Bermuda in January of 2013 to find treatments for blood cancers. It's a 10k mile run, and if anyone can make a $5 or $10 donation, it will be much appriciated... more
Created Aug 13, 2012
Tips for friends and relatives on how they can support a loved one dealing with cancer. Written from the perspective of supporting a woman with cancer, some of the tips are also relevant for men.
Uploaded Jul 20, 2011
Finding out that someone you work with has cancer can be difficult. You may have many questions, both about cancer itself and about how you should talk and act around this person. You may wonder ho... more
Updated Jul 20, 2011
Family members often wonder what they can do when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Yet spending time with you, even without doing anything in particular, can already be a tremendous comfort to... more