Cancer caregivers are people who care for people who have cancer. It can be family members and friends, or paid aids who assist a cancer patient with daily tasks like grocery shopping, bathing, paying bills and cleaning. Some caregivers also provide company and emotional support.
- Caregiving (Medline Plus)
- Caring for a Loved One (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
- Caregiver College (Family Caregiver Alliance)
- Coping with cancer: Family and Friends (National Cancer Institute)
- Who are caregivers and what do they do? (American Cancer Society)
- Patient & Family Issues (NC Health Info)
- Advice for Caregivers of Cancer Survivors (CDC)
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 and tools give you easy-to-use information and resources that can help you get and stay healthy. For tips on choosing apps, see How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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 Jennifer Walker, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.
Last reviewed June 18, 2021