Caregiver Support

“There is so much information for patients to navigate after a diagnosis. We can help them figure out where to start.”
“This is a great way to connect with people, especially right now, when I feel like connecting with people is difficult. We’re not meeting too many strangers right now during COVID-19. It allows individuals to really express themselves.”
A caregiver devotes much of their time and energy to making sure the patient has everything they need during treatment, including the love and support that will help them get through it. But who supports the caregiver?
The stress of being diagnosed with cancer and going through treatment makes for an overwhelming time for a patient.
No one expects to get cancer. But when someone you love says they’ve got breast cancer, what do you do? 

Long-distance caregivers literally go the extra mile and demonstrate a strong commitment to helping. But these guardians from afar also need to care for themselves along the way.

Coping with a cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows can turn the world upside down.

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.

If you’re a caregiver, you know that it can be easy to neglect your own health while you’re providing excellent care for someone else. Exhaustion, eating poorly, persistent high stress levels or lack of sleep can wear you down.

There’s a good chance I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for my wife.

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.

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.