Caregivers of colorectal cancer patients need support. Caring for a loved one can be challenging physically, mentally, and emotionally – from the time of initial diagnosis to addressing the needs of the patient through the cancer continuum to addressing the continual uncertainty that comes along with a cancer diagnosis.
If you’re a caregiver, don’t forget to also take good care of yourself by
- Engaging in the activities that make you happy
- Eating well
- Staying hydrated
- Managing stress
- Taking note of your personal needs
It’s a good idea to connect with a social worker or other mental health professional if you begin to feel stressed and overwhelmed.
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Talk to Someone
To speak to someone to help find resources in your area, contact the Fight CRC Resource Line at 1-877-427-2111 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. The call line is available in English and Spanish.