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Caring for someone with cancer isn’t easy. The responsibility may feel overwhelming at times, but being a caregiver can be very rewarding.
A caregiver is someone who provides physical and emotional care to someone with cancer – but they aren’t paid to do this work. Today, people with cancer often receive most of their care as outpatients, which means they do not stay in the cancer centre or hospital. They are able and want to spend more time at home. Caregivers who provide this care at home are usually the partner or spouse, parent, adult child or close friend of the person with cancer.
You may find it frustrating and difficult to try to meet the nutrition needs of someone who may not want to eat at all or whose likes and dislikes may change on a daily basis. When your loved one does not feel like eating, it's important to be patient and encouraging.