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The Challenges and Rewards of Being a Caregiver in a Hereditary Cancer Family


Both challenging and rewarding, the cancer caregiver experience can be very different for each person.

Both challenging and rewarding, the caregiver experience can be very different, depending on the circumstances, requirements and even the location between the caregiver and the person in need of assistance. The foundation of this important work is patience, dedication and flexibility, and as Andrea Walens, PhD, describes in the following blog, the experience can change over time.

In addition to reading more about Andrea’s story of caring for numerous family members, the blog link below shares information about FORCE’s partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute and the confidential 15-minute survey to help gain more insight into the resource needs of caregivers of relatives diagnosed with hereditary cancer. This survey is open to everyone who is or who has been a caregiver, whether or not they have been diagnosed with cancer.


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