Cancer and Family

Cancer and Family

A cancer diagnosis has a profound effect on not only the patient, but also on his or her family. Sharing the news, discussing treatment options, dealing with symptoms, and explaining wishes involve complex emotions at an already trying time.

Spouses, children, siblings, and parents may each play a specific caregiver role at the time of diagnosis, as well as throughout treatment and/or end-of-life decisions.

These resources are meant to help cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers discover the best ways to communicate and help one another.