MyLifeLine Cancer Foundation and Cancer Support Community merged in January 2018 to create
a more dynamic and innovative support network for cancer patients and their loved ones.
Together, we will build on our collective mission to ensure no patient faces cancer alone. To learn more,
please visit the Merger Announcement Statement
on CSC's website.
Caring for someone who is sick, taking on new responsibilities, and worrying about the future can be exhausting at the very least. Here you can find tips on making sure you also take care of yourself. You'll also find checklists that can help caregivers spot signs of anxiety or depression in yourself or others.
As you try to support and help the person you love, you must also think about your own needs. What helps you get through bad days? Are you able to throw yourself into your work? Do you enjoy sports or a hard workout at the gym? Are movies or books an escape? How can your friends and family best support you?
Try Headspace for yourself and learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. Meditations for everything from stress to sleep, bite-sized meditations for busy schedules, and SOS exercises in case of sudden meltdowns.
Download this helpful booklet that covers: 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, and talking with friends and family members about cancer.