If you are reading this, you have most likely become a caregiver for a person with nonmelanoma skin cancer. You are not alone. Approximately 2.8 million people report caring (unpaid) for a family member or friend whose primary diagnosis is cancer. Becoming a caregiver is a critical role in which you can make a difference for your loved one with cancer.
To help guide you, this section of the skincancerinfo.org website is designed to provide you with tips for being a successful caregiver. It will assist you in the various aspects of caregiving, including supporting treatment decision making, patient advocacy, helping your loved one through symptoms and side effects of treatment, emotional support, financial considerations, and advanced care planning. Additionally, we have provided information regarding services to support you throughout your journey and strategies to help you take care of yourself. Remember that caring for yourself is as important as caring for a loved one. When you, as a caregiver, are both physically and emotionally healthy, you will be better able to take care of your loved one.