Caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer can be all-consuming. Many cancer caregivers pay both emotional and physical tolls that can make the task of tending to family members or friends that much more difficult.
The American Cancer Society notes that most cancer patients now receive treatment at outpatient treatment centers, meaning someone needs to provide patients with day-to-day care at home. The roles these caregivers play often change during and after treatment, and some cancer caregivers feel as though providing such care is a full-time job. Caregivers can try several strategies to make the task of caring for loved ones with cancer less taxing.
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