Supporting Loved Ones with Cancer

Updated: June 1, 2022

What Every Woman Should Know About Prostate Cancer – CancerConnect
What a Caregiver Does – American Cancer Society
Caring for Another & Caring for Yourself – Family Caregiver Alliance
Support Services & Resources for Caregivers  – CancerCare
Caregiver Support Group for those who have spouses/partners with cancer – CancerCare.org
5 Lessons on Dealing with a Spouse with Cancer – Carergiver.com

The Cancer Spouse

“Breast cancer diagnosis not only brings physical challenges, but significant emotional and psychological challenges, as well. It is something no one wants to face alone. The spouse of the cancer patient feels the impact of the diagnosis, and their support can be crucial to recovery. The couple goes through cancer together.”  – Second Opinion with Joan Lunden

“The Cancer Spouse” on YouTube – Second Opinion with Joan Lunden – Season 17, Episode 1710
“The Cancer Spouse” transcript – Second Opinion with Joan Lunden – Season 17, Episode 1710
Facing Cancer with Your Spouse or Partner – National Cancer Institute

Support Groups

SHARE — A national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers women affected by breast, ovarian, uterine or metastatic breast cancer, with a special focus on medically underserved communities. (English, Spanish and 17 other languages)
FORCE — Support for people facing hereditary cancer
Bright Pink – Focused on helping young women prevent breast and ovarian cancer
Cervivor – Support for survivors and patients of cervical cancer
Cancer Support Community- Gilda’s Club Worldwide — Support for cancer patients or their loved ones by phone, online and in person.
Red Door Community – formerly Gilda’s Club NYC — Welcoming communities of free emotional and social support for everyone living with cancer – women, men, teens, children and their families.