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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