Being A Good Caregiver Also Means Taking Care Of Yourself
The caregivers of cancer patients have to make sure they take good care of themselves so they can help the patient cope.By Eugene Daniels | October 21, 2015
"It's very hard on the caregiver because they're the ones who have to be upbeat all the time."
When a loved one gets a cancer diagnosis, family members and friends move into the caregiver role.
Helping that loved one can take a physical, mental and emotional toll on caregivers. A study cited by the American Cancer Society says more than "50 percent of caregivers spent more than 8 hours a day caring for patients who are getting chemotherapy."