Today, there are millions of people in the UK who are caring for somebody. Many of these people will be caring for someone with cancer. Being a carer doesn't ju...st mean nursing somebody at
home, it also means being someone who's reliable. It means being a good listener, being supportive, and taking the brunt of someones emotional outbursts whilst they are going through treatment.
Many family members don't actually recognise themselves as carers, because they are just doing what any other husband and wife, or brother and sister would do.
But carers need looking after too. They need emotional support and somewhere they can escape to to talk to people that are in the same boat. They may feel angry, worried, and stressed which are all
At Beating Bowel Cancer we don't just want to provide support for those that are affected by bowel cancer, we also want to be there for the people that look after them too. After all, it is very
tough watching somebody you love go through cancer treatment.
If you're caring for someone with bowel cancer, we would like to hear from you in the comments below, or if you prefer you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell us your story and in turn, inspire and support other carers.