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American Cancer Society’s Delivery of Support to Caregivers in the Community 

American Cancer Society’s Delivery of Support to Caregivers in the Community
Chapter:
American Cancer Society’s Delivery of Support to Caregivers in the Community
Source:
Cancer Caregivers
Author(s):

Rachel S. Cannady

, and Katherine Sharpe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190868567.003.0016

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to addressing the needs of cancer caregivers. Many caregivers are unexpectedly thrust into their role as a caregiver with little or no preparation. A wide range of support services and caregiver resources is needed to help cancer caregivers. Consistent with the ACS’s mission and goals to measurably improve the quality of life of all cancer survivors and their caregivers from the time of diagnosis through the balance of life, the ACS has developed a program of work to meet the specific needs of family members and friends providing care for those diagnosed. This chapter describes the ACS Caregiver Support Program, including specific initiatives aimed at optimally supporting cancer caregivers across the care trajectory.

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