Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Caregiving

A breast cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient, but his or her family and friends, too. If you are a family member or trusted friend who is helping someone through the day-to-day challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis, you are a caregiver, and you are playing an essential part in the journey.

In this role, you are learning as much as possible and doing whatever you can to help your loved one make informed decisions about his or her care. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we value your role and involve you in discussions about your loved one's treatment plan, offering you and your family helpful information about cancer, treatment options, side effect management and healthy living.

You may feel overwhelmed by the practical and emotional changes that come with being a caregiver. To help ease the burden, our cancer experts and support clinicians will handle the logistics for you, including scheduling appointments, assisting with travel arrangements and retrieving medical records, so you can focus on helping your loved one. We also make private spaces available to help you relax and manage stress throughout your loved one’s treatment.

Care Giver

Breast cancer caregivers

Being a caregiver for a breast cancer patient may involve a variety of responsibilities, large and small. Caregivers may be called on to help the patient manage a variety of side effects, including physical and emotional issues. Read more about the challenges of caregiving, and if you have kids, learn about how to talk to your children about cancer. You can also find other caregiver resources here.