A lung cancer diagnosis is life-changing for the caregiver as well as for the person with the disease. When you became a caregiver, you added managing your loved one’s health care, treatments, and appointments in addition to other family and financial responsibilities to your role. After your role as caregiver has ended because your loved one is on the road to recovery or has passed away, what next? The resources below offer a broad overview of issues and emotions you might confront.
Life After Cancer Treatment:
Many cancer survivors say that, while they felt they had lots of information and support during their illness, once treatment stopped they entered a whole new world—one filled with new questions. The same may be true for caregivers. This booklet was written by the National Cancer Institute to share common feelings and reactions that many survivors and caregivers experience after treatment ends.
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