You are here

Cancer Caregiving

Cancer caregivers can be family members and friends, or paid helpers who assist a cancer patient with daily tasks like grocery shopping, bathing, paying bills and cleaning. Caregivers can also provide company and emotional support.

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.    

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy. 

This app helps caregivers coordinate, communicate and encourage each other. Synchronizes with an internet site. Free. iOS, Android.

This app lets users track symptoms, questions for doctors, medication details, and side effects. Free. iOS, Android.

The National Cancer Institute's mobile site includes information about cancer types and topics, a dictionary of cancer terms, and contact information for the NCI. Free.

Resources selected by Erica Brody, Duke University Medical Center Library.

Last reviewed: March 17, 2017

April 6, 2017 - 12:24pm