Caregivers often ignored

Partners of cancer survivors at risk for depression

A new study shows that partners of cancer survivors are susceptible to the same stresses as cancer survivors themselves over the long term, and in some cases, suffer more quality of life-related effects than survivors.

Research has found that the partners of cancer patients experience as much if not more anxiety, distress, and depression than patients themselves.

Partners also reported less social support, spiritual well-being, marital satisfaction, and more loneliness. [story]