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About this group

Research shows the person you’re supporting benefits most when you are healthy and your life is balanced. With this in mind, supporters are encouraged to take time and care tending to their own health and spirit.

When someone we care about is diagnosed with cancer, we tend to focus our attention on their condition. We may feel sad, fearful or angry, all stemming from concern and uncertainty. As supporters, we may feel alone in our emotions, and discount our experience as relatively not important. Yet acknowledging the changes created in our lives and our relationships will better equip us in providing meaningful support.

One of the best ways to gain support as a supporter is to talk to others who share similar experiences. Open communication in a safe environment can help supporters feel stronger, more involved, and in more control of any challenges they may be facing. In this way, supporters can share resources and tips they’ve learned along the way.


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I'm lizzyqzak, and I support someone with cancer
Hi there, My Dad has been diagnosed with stomach and colon cancer, he has been through 8 bouts of chemotherapy. Thankfully he has not experienced any sickness, his main post chemo symptoms being la...
  • Sun Apr 6, 2014 ·
Oral Cancer/Upper Jaw - Squamous Cell Caricoma
My husband also had squamous cell Caricoma and had his upper jaw and palette removed. The radiation and chemo is not easy ... But worth the end result of killing those nasty cancer cells. Bob ha...
  • Wed Apr 16, 2014 ·
I'm Vesta, and I support someone with cancer
Thanks to each of you. I will be there for my sister and be very upbeat. I also heard that imodeum, allergy meds, benadryl, silk pillow case, and something for sore muscles would be good for her. A...
  • Sun Mar 23, 2014 · Like1
I'm Dan, and I support someone with cancer
My wife has Liver cancer a CT Scan showed multiple tumors that have developed in the last 2 months. Her Doctors suggested Y90 Radiation treatment. We are told by the Doctors that the side effects a...
  • Mon Feb 24, 2014 · Like1
I'm Steve, and I support someone with cancer
Hi Chris, I am not very familiar with Cannibidiol, but know of an author that has done a lot of research on alternative treatments, and is pretty responsive to emails. Bill Hendreson - Cancer Fr...
  • Sun Mar 2, 2014 ·
Hi, I'm Judith F.
John, when my hair came back in, it started off darker especially on the crown. It was dark brown though i have always been a dishwater blond but the greys soon made their return around the edges. ...
  • Sat Feb 15, 2014 · Like1
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Sowers of Hope helps cancer chemo patients deal with their chemotherapy hair loss by offering beautiful and high quality cancer hats. We greatly desire to help bring out natural beauty all the whil... more
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One of my close friends is running in Bermuda in January of 2013 to find treatments for blood cancers. It's a 10k mile run, and if anyone can make a $5 or $10 donation, it will be much appriciated... more
Created Aug 13, 2012
Tips for friends and relatives on how they can support a loved one dealing with cancer. Written from the perspective of supporting a woman with cancer, some of the tips are also relevant for men.
Uploaded Jul 20, 2011
Finding out that someone you work with has cancer can be difficult. You may have many questions, both about cancer itself and about how you should talk and act around this person. You may wonder ho... more
Updated Jul 20, 2011
Family members often wonder what they can do when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Yet spending time with you, even without doing anything in particular, can already be a tremendous comfort to... more