Caregiver Support

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:35pm

There wasn’t chocolate, champagne, or rose petals, there was just his hand holding mine and never letting go. His presence and unwavering support meant more to me than a silly, store-bought gift.

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:44pm

The family and loved ones of someone diagnosed with cancer are often as affected by the illness as the patient. In many ways, caregivers are the unsung heroes of the cancer journey.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 1:05pm

Cancer is confusing, and It’s hard to find the right words to help a child understand such a difficult disease. While we can’t tell you exactly what to say, we hope these books give you a good starting point for open and honest communication. The list includes insightful and educational stories to help your entire family find comfort and inspiration when it’s most needed.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2:55pm

Studies show that patients with supportive loved ones cope better emotionally than those who don’t have support. Yet many patients have trouble asking for help — and friends, feeling uncertain, often fall back on, “Call me if I can do anything.”

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:51am

While spending time on the Roswell Park campus, you may have noticed a sea of purple, blue and yellow. These colored garments each represent a specific type of RPCI volunteer and they are all here to lend you a hand!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 4:42pm

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week, we asked our social media followers to share their ideas on easy ways to lift the spirits of a cancer patient.

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:32pm

Cancer patients and their families and friends may look for books that offer hope, encouragement, and guidance. Our experts at Roswell Park put together this reading list full of insightful and educational books to help those living with or around cancer find comfort and inspiration when it's most needed.

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:29pm

Caregivers play a vital role in the lives of cancer patients. But when you are busy caring for a loved one with cancer, who’s taking care of you? It’s common for caregivers to neglect their own health when coping with the demands of such an important job.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 2:08pm

On paper, it's a simple task. Just grab a dictionary and flip to S.

But in practice, it's rarely easy.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:50pm

Nothing can change the caliber of a conversation—or a relationship—quite like cancer. Like an acquaintance we've been trying to avoid, mortality suddenly appears in the room, and from then on, it never leaves.