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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.

Families Facing Cancer: Emotional and Practical Support (Source: FamiliesFacingCancer.org)
Send your family to this website for resources and information that will help them understand your cancer, your needs, their role in your treatment and recovery, and how they can help.

Last Updated: 9/23/14