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Family members, friends, partners and other loved ones have a big job when it comes to taking care of and supporting someone with metastatic breast cancer. Caregivers need breaks, support and psychological care too so they can be the best caregiver possible. Many caregivers work with existing platforms or apps to develop meal trains, friend/family treatment support sign-up schedule for the patient support and rotating duties for getting the kids where they need to go. It is important that the caregiver take some time for themselves. It is good to consider a network of support from other caregivers. There are many resources at your cancer center but there are also groups around the country that provide support for those taking care of loved ones with MBC.
CancerCare provides free, professional support services for people affected by breast cancer, as well as breast cancer information and additional resources including for caregivers.
We’re guys. We’re not exactly big on admitting when we need help. Even to ourselves. And you better friggin’ believe the last thing any self-respecting man feels comfortable doing is opening up about his feelings. Hey, we totally get that. We’ve been in your shoes. We know what it’s like to care for someone with cancer. Some of us are doing it right now. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that caregivers could sometimes use a little care themselves. So let’s connect and figure out what that means for you. Things won’t get awkward. Promise.
SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers women affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer, with a special focus on medically underserved communities. Our mission is to connect these women with the unique support of survivors and peers, creating a community where no one has to face breast or ovarian cancer alone.
SHARE touches lives 190,000 times each year. Our grassroots outreach programs have made us a recognized leader in culturally competent cancer support, and our metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancer initiatives are at the forefront of the advocacy landscape. All of our programs are grounded in the needs and insight of real patients and survivors and are developed in multiple languages to support women of all ages, cultures, and ethnicities to make informed, authentic decisions about their health. All of our services are provided in both English and Spanish, including national helplines, support groups, expert-led educational programs, community outreach, online communities, corporate education, local advocacy opportunities, caregiver support, and survivor-patient navigation.
Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.
While our expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.