If you look after someone with cancer, it’s natural to feel lots of strong emotions. Talking about how you’re feeling can help.
'I didn’t really consider myself as his carer.'
'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.'
'It takes a special kind of person to do what the Macmillan crowd do.'
We have a range of information booklets written specifically for those supporting a loved one through cancer. Order them here for free.
Visit The Source to search for tips to help you support someone with cancer. You can also share your own tips to help others in the same situation.
Right now, the government is consulting on what the Carers' Strategy for England should say. Ask the government to help make sure cancer carers don't have to cope alone.
Meet other people who understand what you’re going through. Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Read about how Christine cared for her husband Ray throughout his cancer diagnosis and treatment. She now volunteers as a Community Champion on the Community.
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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