When somebody has cancer it is not only the patient that is affected but a far wider group. The patient’s immediate family and close friends might also feel fearful, uncertain and impotent in the face of a life-threatening disease.
As a caregiver, it can be very difficult to support the patient while dealing with your own stress and anxiety. Caregivers must therefore also take care of themselves, in maintaining as much normality in their lives as possible, and ensuring that they are coping. It is really important that caregivers ask for help when they need it.
Our caregivers forum
The EHE sister charities have established their own 'Caregivers' Facebook forum where caregivers can engage with each other and express views, discuss issues and in some cases 'let off steam'. If you are a caregiver then we would welcome your involvement in this forum which can be accessed using this EHE CAREGIVERS Facebook link.
Excellent advice for caregivers is also provided by several other sarcoma and cancer-focused organisations, links to which are provided below.
|The EHE Facebook Page Closed Group:||http://facebook.com/groups/EHECancer|
|Support and Information; Sarcoma UK:||http://sarcoma.org.uk/help|
|Information and Support; Macmillan Cancer Support:||http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/|
|Cancer Buddies Network:||http://www.cancerbuddiesnetwork.org/|
|Cancer advice and guidance: Cancer Advice||http://www.canceradvice.co.uk/|
|The Rarer Cancers Foundation:||http://www.rarercancers.org/|