Caring for someone with cancer



A collection of fiction that resonates with the reader tasked with looking after a loved one facing cancer. Realistic and emotional, the recommended books in this reading list may take your breath away and leave you feeling understood, connected with a sense that you are not alone in your plight around the difficulties of living with someone with cancer. A real glimpse of what it means to be a carer and the impact of cancer on relationships.  It also confirms the strength of the human spirit and the unconditional love with which carers diligently serve their loved ones.

best books on caring for someone with cancer, book recommendations for caring for someone with cancer

The Spare Room (Fiction) by Helen Garner



The Fault in Our Stars (fiction) by John Green



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