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Caregivers — the unsung heroes of the cancer care team

Cancer’s impact goes far beyond the person diagnosed with cancer — it ripples through the lives of everyone who cares about that person. As a caregiver, you have likely felt this quite profoundly. 

A caregiver can be a spouse, friend, neighbor, family member — anyone who is helping a cancer patient deal with managing a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Caregivers can also be healthcare workers hired to care for someone in the home. We realize that the role of caregiver often falls on someone close to a person diagnosed with cancer who either offers to help or is assigned the role. 

At ThriveNV, we have a special spot in our hearts for caregivers — the unsung heroes of the cancer care team. We want you to know you are not alone. This website is a space for you to learn, connect, and get support, so you can continue doing the vital work of being a supportive team member and caregiver.

How ThriveNV helps caregivers

ThriveNV recognizes the critical role caregivers play in caring for people with cancer. We’ve assembled a collection of resources to support your work and our patient navigators are available to help you find resources, overcome barriers to care, or just listen to your concerns. Let us know how we can help by filling out our request patient navigation form and one of our experienced navigators will reach out to you.

Common concerns of cancer caregivers

Throughout your caregiving experience, it’s likely you have confronted many of these same challenges reported by other cancer caregivers:

  • Feeling isolated
  • Neglecting personal needs, including medical appointments
  • Having a hard time asking for or accepting help
  • Experiencing sudden role changes
  • Difficulty with medical and care decisions, treatment options 

I have nothing but good things to say about this organization. Starting with the staff, they are caring, friendly, and very knowledgeable! I immediately felt like they were looking out for the best interest of my sick mother. My main contact was Valerie and she provided me and my mother with all… Read More

Grecia, M., Caregiver, Las Vegas

ThriveNV has been an amazing program to work with! I live in a rural part of Nevada, which means that sometimes resources are difficult to find. Working with ThriveNV and Amy Thompson made all of the difference. They were able to connect us with resources and eased the burden of trying to piece… Read More

Bre T., Caregiver and Community Partner, Rural

I have been extremely impressed with the professionalism, expertise, and supportive resources that ThriveNV has provided to our community. Additionally, having bi-lingual community partners ensures that our patient population is afforded the communication and support they deserve.

Kim D., Community Partner, Southern Nevada

Jorge, I am so grateful for you and your organization, both do so much for our cancer community. You have shown the utmost respect, knowledge and care towards me and my health. You listen, answer all my concerns and are always ready and willing to assist me. You always take the initiative and… Read More

I.A., Ovarian Cancer, Las Vegas

I am very pleased with the assistance and guidance I received from the patient navigator and ThriveNV. I will definitely refer my family and friends to this service.

R.C.G, Breast Cancer
ThriveNV has become a resource of resources for cancer patients and survivors in the state of Nevada. The patient navigators have been incredibly helpful as we share resources to help patients, caregivers, and medical professionals. The addition of bilingual navigators has been an enormous value-… Read More
Natalie S., Survivor and Community Partner

Nevada Cancer Coalition's [ThriveNV program] is the best resource in Nevada for everything cancer. They are so knowledgeable and willing to assist whenever needed. I always say, ‘I wish every state had this program because the care and knowledge you all have is unmatched!' They are experts at… Read More

Nicole, Community Partner / Patient Navigator

With the help of ThriveNV and the Nevada Cancer Coalition, CHA has been able to stay up to date on patient resources, whether it's cancer prevention or cancer treatment this Coalition knows it all. Throughout the years, we have collaborated on cancer prevention projects and patient navigation. I… Read More

Liz, FQHC Cancer Care Coordinator, Community Clinic Partner, Northern Nevada

Working together with ThriveNV, specifically with Amy Thompson, made all the difference when it came to giving our mutual patient the resources and the help he needed to get back to good health. By having the support and input of ThriveNV, I found the necessary tools to pave a clear and easy… Read More

Ivonne, Case Manager, Community Clinic Partner, Northern Nevada