September 28, 2010 - 5:37pm
Navigating Cancer is a website that provides free tools and resources to cancer patients that help in navigating the many elements of going through cancer treatment and survival. The site also recognizes the important role of caregivers. It's estimated that at least 50 percent of those diagnosed with cancer will have someone in their immediate family act as their caregiver.
Being a caregiver is hard and exhausting work. You may spend your time preparing meals, cleaning, providing transportation, administering medications, talking to health care professionals, and making sure your loved one gets everything they need. Studies show that a third of caregivers spend more than 40 hours per week taking care of a cancer patient.
In order to make the services on the website as effective as possible, Navigating Cancer has set up a survey to get more information about the needs of caregivers. If you are interested in expressing your thoughts, and would like to help others, please consider completing the survey. You can find more information here: http://www.navigatingcancer.com/