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For Everyone Touched By Cancer

Cancer Caregivers Need To Take Care Of Themselves Too!

Written by Dr Shara Cohen on 
29th March, 2017
Updated: 17th August, 2021
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

When people are diagnosed with cancer, it's easy to overlook the toll the disease also takes on the cancer caregivers.

Cancer can dramatically alter relationships, it forces parents to depend on their children and independent people to rely on their loved ones. But those who support cancer patients -- such as spouses, partners, siblings, children or friends -- tend to put their own needs on the back burner.

Across the UK today, 6.5 million people are carers.

Carers UK is a charity that supports carers, many of whom are stretched to the limit. Carers UK are there to listen, to give expert information and advice tailored to the situation.  They champion the carers' rights and support them in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever they are.

Cancer Caregivers Need To Take Care Of Themselves Too!

Cancer caregivers also need to  take care of themselves and here are some suggestions which can help

Don't feel guilty

Don't let the illness of the person you are caring for make you neglect your needs through guilt.  You can't help someone else if your levels of energy and patience are low.

Make a happy list

Write down some of the things that help you feel joy and make time to do them, such as

  • playing a good song
  • going for a walk
  • taking a bubble bath

Relax

It's very important to keep up healthy sleep habits.

Don't be hard on yourself

Be sure to recognize your stress and take steps to help you ease this strain.

Ask for help

If you are finding it hard you could reach out to an oncology social worker. This is a professional who can devise a personalized plan to help you cope with your role as a caregiver.

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3 comments on “Cancer Caregivers Need To Take Care Of Themselves Too!”

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