Patient Caregivers

The Bag It bag includes resources specifically to support those who are providing care and support for cancer patients. Among our resources, we’ve included Caring for the Caregiver, from the National Cancer Institute. This booklet offers ways for a friend or family member to take care of themselves while caring for a loved one with cancer. This booklet covers topics that include:

• Understanding your feelings and asking for help
• How to make time for yourself
• Caring for your body and spirit
• Going with your loved one to medical visits
• Talking with friends and family members about cancer

Visit the NCI Caring for the Caregiver page in order to download and share this resource. 

Additional Resources for Caregivers & Family:

Caring for the Caregiver from the National Cancer Institute

Cancer Care®

Lotsa Helping Hands
Organize meals and help for someone in need

Help for Cancer Caregivers
Personal caregiver guide

Take Them A Meal
Online meal coordination tool

Today’s Caregiver Magazine

Family Caregiver Alliance
Caregiver education, online support groups

National Family Caregivers Association
Tips and videos about caregiving

Caregiving tips, nutrition, caregiver handbook


Caregiver Publications From the National Cancer Institute
Download PDFs, ebooks, or Kindle versions

When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer – Support for Caregivers

When Your Parent Has Cancer – A Guide For Teens

When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer: Support for Caregivers

Facing Forward When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment – Support for Caregivers

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