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Caring for someone with cancer—and caring for yourself, too

Whether you’re caring for a child, a spouse, or another family member, taking care of a person with cancer can be difficult. You may feel sad and overwhelmed. You may even have physical symptoms, such as trouble sleeping or tiredness. Taking care of yourself will also help you provide better support for your loved one.

Here are some suggestions for dealing with stress while caring for someone else:

  • Eat healthy and exercise so you feel your best

  • Do things you enjoy and get out of the house, for example, meet a friend for lunch or take a walk

  • Ask for help from family and friends in caring for your loved one

  • Seek out help from a support group or mental health professional