Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

Cancer affects not only the quality of life of the person who is directly impacted by the disease, but also that of family and friends. This is particularly true for individuals who serve as caregivers for cancer survivors.

It is often easy for caregivers to forget about their own needs while providing unconditional love and support to a cancer survivor. However, it is important to remember that in order to be the best caregiver you can be, you must take care of your own mental, physical, and emotional health as well. Maintaining employment, cultivating relationships outside of your caregiving role, integrating physical activity into your daily routine, and accepting help when it is offered are all ways to ensure that you are able to sustain your overall health and wellbeing while serving as a caregiver. Remember, caregiving is a team effort.

There are many online resources for caregivers, some of which directly relate to caregivers of cancer survivors. Several nationally recognized organizations, including the Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Alliance for Caregiving, and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving provide general resources, information, tools, and support for caregivers of all varieties.

Cancer-focused organizations that provide evidence-based information, resources, tools, and advice for caregivers of cancer survivors include:

Last Updated: 6/23/2019 3:32:21 PM

For Caregivers

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Survivors helping others survive

Three women, three cancer survivorship journeys, three missions resulting in nonprofits started to help and support others fighting cancer.

11/03/2020

The pandemic and civil rights issues are profoundly interwoven with cancer survivorship

June 2020 will go down in history as a flash point for civil rights while overlaying one of the most significant public health crises in a century. While we focus on these important societal challenges, let us not lose sight of immediate steps we can take now for our health and the health of those in the communities that surround us.

6/30/2020

 Resources & Education

Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

11/09/2020

How the Georgia Sewers came to the rescue

Nearly 400 volunteers in 58 counties have been cutting out fabric and elastic, handling administrative duties and of course, sewing.

5/13/2020

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.

7/08/2020

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.