Caring for someone with cancer

If you are caring for someone with cancer, it is important to look after yourself as well. Carers can also experience times of stress and anxiety.


Try to ensure you have some time out, to look after your own needs. It can also be helpful to share your worries and concerns with someone neutral, such as a counsellor or a doctor. Many cancer support groups are open to carers and can offer a valuable opportunity to share experiences and ways of coping.



Cancer Council recognises that carers provide a vital service and that this role can be demanding. We can offer support over the phone and in person. We can also link you to our practical support services and provide information on a wide range of cancer-related topics.


Here are some resources that will assist you in your caring journey:

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