You might have never looked after someone who is seriously ill before. It can be overwhelming. People find they need information and resources to help them manage daily life as a carer. This could be about how to manage medications or access transport. It could be about how to sort out your finances or find some support for themselves.
Health professionals use several terms to describe cancer that has moved beyond early stages, including secondary, metastatic, advanced and progressive cancer. Sometimes health professionals don’t use a particular name. In this booklet, we use the term ‘advanced cancer’. Regardless of the words used, it’s confronting to hear that the cancer has spread or come back.