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General caregiving resources

American Cancer Society

Learn about what to expect as a caregiver for a cancer patient, as well as suggestions on taking good care of yourself.


Provides emotional support and information about transplant for patients, caregivers and loved ones.


Offers counseling, support groups, financial resources and more to people with cancer.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Provides information, support and advocacy for family caregivers. It lists family caregiver resources by state.

National Cancer Institute

Your resource for free caregiving publications.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Provides information, support and financial assistance to people with blood cancers.

Coping with emotions

Offers tips to help avoid caregiver burnout.

Mayo Clinic Stress Management Guide

Empowers people to manage their health by providing a unique collection of articles with useful, up-to-date information about strategies for coping with stress.

Communicating effectively

 About Health

10 tools to help improve communication.

American Cancer Society

Provides information to help you communicate with the patient and medical team.


Provides tip sheets on effective patient-doctor communications.

Mount Sinai

Tips for effective communication with your health care provider.

Getting social support

Association of Cancer Online Resources

A unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment through non-moderated discussion boards.


Offers support groups and counseling for people affected by cancer.

Cancer Support Community

Offers a menu of personalized services and education for anyone affected by cancer. These support services are available through a network of professionally-led community-based centers, hospitals, and community oncology practices as well as online.


An online space where you can connect, share and receive support. It’s a personalized “caring” social network.

Lotsa Helping Hands

Provides an easy-to-use, private group calendar specifically designed for organizing helpers. Everyone can pitch in with meal delivery, rides and other tasks to help life run smoothly during times of medical crisis.

Staying healthy

Smoke Free

A free stop smoking program with easy-to-use tools to help people quit for the long-term.

Spark People

Site to track calories and exercise, share healthy recipes, and get group support for diet and fitness.

Relax and recharge

 Mayo Clinic Guided Relaxation

This 8-minute video features piano music, a candle flame to focus on, and a soft female voice guiding you through breathing techniques.

Search “guided imagery” or “guided meditation” to find various short video clips to help you relax, recharge and get rest.