Caregivers and MBC
Caregiver is normally defined as the person who most often helps the person with cancer and is not paid to do so. In most cases, the main (primary) caregiver is a spouse, partner, parent, or an adult child. When family is not around, close friends, co-workers, or neighbors may fill this role. The caregiver has a key role in the patient’s care. Good, reliable caregiver support is crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of people with cancer. Given the importance of this role, we are dedicating the month of June to share information and resources that we hope will be helpful to caregivers.