ToLife! Caregiver Resources

Caregivers Resources

Often, caregivers to those diagnosed with breast cancer are so engrossed with taking care of their loved one that they neglect themselves. Below are links to information that specifically focus on the caregiver and will hopefully provided insight into how to keep oneself well mentally and physically during this healthcare journey. Also included on this page are recommended readings aimed at caregivers.

Helpful Links and Books

Breast Cancer Husband by Marc Silver

Husbands and Heroes The Breast Cancer Caregiver: A Guide to Help and Thank You for all You Do by Brenda Ray Coffee

Recommended Reading List for Caregivers Compiled by Diane Cameron Pascone:

For additional suggestions, ideas, references or writing for caregivers:

Website: DianeCameron.Info


Caregiving Memoirs

Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

Midstream by Le Anne Patchett

The Story of My Father by Sue Miller

Low Down: Jazz, Junk and Fairy Tales by AJ Albany

Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas

A Husband, A Wife & an Illness by Janey & William July

Cancer Vixen by Maria Acocella Marchetto

The Cancer Reading List, A Totally Subjective List

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

In the Valley of the Shadow by James L. Kugel

Help Me Live: What People with Cancer Want You to Know by Lori Hope

Helping Yourself Help Others by Rosalyn Carter

The Mercy Papers: A Memoir of Three Weeks by Robin Romm

Illness As Metaphor by Susan Sontag

The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke


Passages in Caregiving by Gail Sheehy