Mesothelioma Caregivers

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that progresses rapidly, requiring increasing amounts of care over a relatively short time. Caregivers can quickly become overwhelmed with their caregiving responsibilities while coping with their grief.

The American Cancer Society defines a caregiver as an uncompensated person who carries out most of the caregiving duties. An estimated 48 million Americans 18 and older care for loved ones without pay, according to the AARP. Most caregivers are not prepared for the role, and too often, they forget their own needs as they devote resources to their loved ones.