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Caring for Cancer Caregivers

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/ask_your_yenta/item/caring_for_cancer_caregivers_20110303

Dear Yenta,

This past year 3 friends I love lost their moms to cancer. In the middle of all the chaos I didn't want to intrude or get in the way. I offered my full support but it never felt like enough to me. They were at chemo appointments & hospitals and I wish I could have been so much more helpful! There is a history of 6 different cancers in my own family, so this isn't the first time I've watched people go through this and I want to offer more to those I love. So what do you give a caregiver who gives of themselves completely but doesn't know what to ask for or how to ask for help themselves?

-Looking in from the outside

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