This booklet is for people who are looking after someone with cancer. You may still be adjusting to the news that someone you know has cancer and that you could become their carer. It's natural to be worried about the demands that come with a caring role and the impact this might have on your life.
Caring involves managing both your own physical and emotional needs, and those of the person you are caring for. This booklet offers practical tips on navigating the experience of cancer while balancing the demands of caring, family, work and your own needs.
You do not need to read this booklet from cover to cover. We have included a chapter on caring for someone when the cancer is advanced. This may not be relevant to you, as many cancers are found early and respond well to treatment. If you are caring for someone with advanced cancer, this chapter provides information about managing this complex role.