Caregiver Web sites

Last Modified: April 29, 2008

American College of Physicians: Home Care Guide for Advanced Cancer
This adjunct to the America College of Physicians Home Care Guide for Cancer addresses end of life issues that concern cancer patients, their families and friends. The primary goal is to help plan near the end of life, and maximize life quality during this difficult time. This is a comprehensive and extremely well constructed publication that addresses everything from pain control to grieving to helping younger people cope with death. For those concerned, it is a "must read".

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center
Duncan C. Kinder, J.D.

The Cancer Survival Toolbox
The Cancer Survival Toolbox is a free, self-learning audio program that has been developed by leading cancer organizations to help people develop important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness.

Mothers supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer
A non-profit organization providing free support services designed to help mothers who have daughters battling breast cancer.

NCI: Taking Time: Support for People With Cancer and the People Who Care About Them
Outstanding guide from the National Cancer Institute that covers many challenges of coping with a cancer diagnosis. Who should you tell about your cancer? What about changing doctors? What about sex and body image? These topics and more are addressed with caring and insight.

NCI: Young People With Cancer, A Handbook for Parents
An outstanding guide for parents of children living with cancer from the National Cancer Institute.

Penn State University: Pediatric Home Care Guide
Text of guide for families caring for children with cancer at home.

Strength for Caring
Strength for Caring is a program that addresses the complex needs of a person caring for a loved one with cancer. This community-based program is free of charge and provides comprehensive education and support for caregivers.

US Department of Justice: Americans with Disabilities Act

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