Patients & Caregivers

Resources for caregivers

Here are some helpful sites that are full of information, guidance, and tools to assist you in your role as a caregiver. 

National Cancer Institute publications

The National Cancer Institute publishes a full library of resources for cancer patients and care-givers. Visit their online patient education library to browse their resources. 

National Cancer Institute
1-800-4-CANCER (422-6237)

Many of these publications are available at the Patient and Family Education Resource Center on the third floor of the South Lake Union Clinic.

Guide for Family Caregivers in Cancer
Facing Forward—Life After Cancer Treatment
When Someone You Love is Being Treated for Cancer
Caring for the Caregiver

Long-distance caregiving

No matter where you live, there is still a lot you can to do help care for a friend or family member with cancer.

National Institute on Aging

Getting started with long-distance caregiving

Patient's employee rights

Americans with Disabilities Act

Cancer patients have employee rights. The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to job applicants and employees who have or have had cancer.

Caregiver organizations

There are many helpful organizations especially for people who are caring for others. Here are a few:
Family Caregiver Alliance
Lotsa Helping Hands
Well Spouse Foundation

Communicate with friends and family

Are you the primary point of contact for a cancer patient? These services give you a place to share information and to communicate your needs to your personal network.

Caregivers or patients can start a free blog and share their stories.

Caring Bridge
Meal Train

Organize friends and family to help with meals