As the caregiver, you are a vital member of your friend or family member's health care team.
Here are a few tips to help you and your loved one:
By understanding when Avastin is given, you can help keep your friend or family member's treatment on track.
As the caregiver, you're an important part of the health care team. Here's information to help you give your friend or family member the most effective care you can.
Cancer changes the patient's life, your life, and the lives of family members. As a caregiver, you should talk with your friend or family member about these changes. Here are a few tips for creating a healthy dialogue:
It can be difficult to tell children what's happened to mom or dad. But it's important to be truthful and speak openly about cancer at an age-appropriate level. Let them know that it's okay to be upset, angry, or scared. Listen to them and be sure to make time for your children in any way you can.
Remember, support can come in different ways. You may find support through a friend, online, or from a professional organization. Here are some places to start your search for support:
Provides free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information, referral, and direct financial assistance.
Visit www.cancercare.org or call 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673).
Educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for those who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability.
Visit http://caregiveraction.org/ or call 1-202-454-3970.
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