Colorful umbrellas strung up in the sky
Read September 7, 2023

Erma’s Caregiver Story: The Extent of a Support System

Erma shares what she learned about caregiving through personal experience, including the importance of having a support network. “You start out in the beginning like, ‘Why me?" Erma reflected. "It’s not like life picked on you. Life just happened.” Keep reading to learn more about Erma's story.
Swiss and Spinach Strata
Read January 31, 2023

There's Nothing Like a Home-cooked Meal, Especially One to Help a Friend

If your friend has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be wondering how you can best support them. One great place to start is by asking if they’d like help with meals. Organizing healthy, home-cooked meals for your friend can be a perfect way to show your support and love as they navigate their diagnosis. Keep reading for 7 tips to help you get started.
Justin and Kelly laugh together during an evening out with friends in 2008
Read November 8, 2022

Lessons Learned: The Importance of Self-care When Caregiving

In 2007, Kelly unexpectedly became a caregiver when her husband, Justin, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. "At 27 years old and having been married for only 3 months, I felt completely unequipped to take on the title of caregiver," she writes. "I was just getting used to being a 'Mrs.' and signing a new last name. Life was supposed to just be beginning for Justin and me." Keep reading to learn more about Kelly's story and some vital lessons she learned that are important for every caregiver to know.
A woman gently rests her hand on a man's shoulder in a comforting way
Read October 25, 2022

Regular People Doing Extraordinary Things: Cancer Caregivers Need Support

The demands of caregiving can be hard physically, financially, and emotionally. All these factors put caregivers at risk for substantial distress that can impact their quality of life and physical and mental health. To help address caregivers’ needs, CSC created a web-based distress screening, referral, and support program for family caregivers and anyone who is a care partner for someone living with cancer. “The number-one feedback we get is that there’s no other program out there like this right now,” says CSC’s Vice President of Research Alexandra Zaleta, Ph.D. Read on to learn more.
A man hugs his wife as they stand inside a sunlit greenhouse
Read May 11, 2021

10 Tips for Caregivers

When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it’s an emotional time. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk with your loved one about your feelings because you both have so much going on. This makes the need for physical, social, and emotional support for caregivers extremely important. Here, we share 10 tips to help caregivers find balance, support, and connection.