Family and Friends

Table of Contents

A senior couple smiles and cuddles in their home next to a window overlooking green leafy trees

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.

Call Our Helpline at 888-793-9355
Duration: 3 min

Being a Caregiver

Watch as others talk about their experience in being a caregiver.

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.

Friends stand side by side with their arms around one another, looking out at a blue sky

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.

Connect Now
Duration: 2 min

Caregiving Enriched My Life

Sheri, former caregiver of friend with multiple myeloma, discovers that caregiving taught her to be a better and happier person.

A senior couple smiles and embraces each other outside their home

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.

Tell Us About Your Experience

Would you like a print copy of these educational materials?

We can mail our Frankly Speaking About Cancer pieces to you. Shipping is free for up to 20 pounds.

Order Now