October Discussion Series: Focus on Caregivers
October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Specific Caregiving Challenges: Caring for Metastatic Patients and Caregiving as a Survivor
This week will be a split focus between two specific caregiving communities: those caring for metastatic AYA patients and survivors turned caregivers.
While for many, the intensity of a caregiving experience is a finite time during treatment, for caregivers of metastatic or chronic patients, the caregiving never ends. This conversation with other metastatic caregivers will create an opportunity for you to build community and resilience for caregiving in the long-term.
For cancer survivors that become caregivers to their loved ones, the caregiving experience can be especially complicated. It might be difficult to separate your experience from theirs, or it might intensify your own fear of recurrence. How do you care for your patient, while dealing with your own triggers or lasting effects from treatment? This discussion will provide space for survivors to learn from each other as you navigate a new side of the cancer experience.
*All event times are in Eastern Time.