Family, Friends, and Caregivers

Cancer not only affects the person diagnosed, it also affects family members and friends. Watch patient-friendly videos about how to cope with a cancer diagnosis.


April 1, 2013

It can be difficult to find the right words when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. In this video, Dr. Lidia Schapira offers some guidance on ways to express your support.

May 16, 2011

Taking care of a person brain with a brain tumor comes with special needs. In this video, Dr. Susan Chang explains the concept of caregiving and the need for caregivers to take care of themselves during this stressful time.

April 26, 2010

ASCO member Diane Blum talks about the importance of addressing the emotional and social needs of people with cancer.

December 18, 2009

Caregivers are typically family members and friends who provide vital and constant physical and emotional care of a person with cancer. This video provides information on defining the role of caregivers, the potential challenges caregivers face, and helpful tips on how to manage caregiving.