Family, Friends, and Caregivers

Videos for people with cancer and their loved ones about coping with a diagnosis


July 24, 2020

It can be difficult to find the right words when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer. In this video, Dr. Lidia Schapira and patient advocate Dusty Donaldson offer some guidance on ways to express your support.

October 29, 2018

When a person with cancer is nearing the end of life, it can be hard to know what to expect.

Dr. Timothy Moynihan and patient advocate Andrea Wilson guide viewers through the main focuses of end of life care, communicating about the patient’s final wishes, and coping with difficult emotions.

October 20, 2015

This patient education video offers an introduction to family caregiving, with practical advice for coping with this unique role.

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.