If you are like most family caregivers who learn that their aging parent is suffering from cancer, the first thing on your mind is getting your parent through it. If they have selected a treatment plan for overcoming cancer and have survival as the goal, you must prepare yourself for what this new chapter of your lives will look like.
Being a family caregiver for a cancer survivor is not the same as being a family caregiver for a senior who has not gone through cancer, and it is extremely important that you understand each element of these new challenges and issues so that you can give your parent the support and care that they need throughout this experience.
One extremely important aspect of helping your parent after they have gotten through their cancer treatment is a survivorship plan.
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