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Cancer and Family Support

Anyone who’s been diagnosed will tell you that cancer can have a deep impact. And not just on you, but also on those who love you. Your relationships, family dynamics and lifestyle can all change. Working through this challenging disease together, though, can help build strong, supportive connections between you and your loved ones.

Coping with Cancer: For Caregivers, Family, and Friends (Source: National Cancer Institute)
The National Cancer Institute has provided support and advice for family members, friends, children, teens and caregivers of loved ones who’ve been diagnosed with cancer.

Family Life (Source: Cancer.net)
A cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect you. Your spouse, partner, children, friends and family members will also be affected. Learn how to speak with your loved ones about your cancer, ask for help or privacy, make plans and share responsibilities.

Last Updated: 4/30/18