A carer is someone who provides unpaid practical and emotional support to a person who could not manage without their help.
'I probably only realised I was a carer about halfway into Renate’s treatment.'
'I am his carer, but I'm his wife as well.'
Other carers have helped us write our booklets to help you. Order them for free to read when you can.
Visit The Source to search for or share tips to help you be there for someone with cancer.
If you're looking after someone with cancer we have free courses, online learning and resources to help you with what you're facing.
Meet other carers near you. Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Gabby, from Macmillan, cared for both her father and brother at a young age. Read about how caring has affected her life choices and her advice to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position.
Looking after a loved one with cancer? This is a safe and supportive place to share your worries and emotions without worrying about upsetting members living with cancer. Please remember when posting that this group is for Carers only.
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