Using CaringBridge for Cancer Support

Beth K. was on the cusp of becoming a full-time professional caregiver when tests revealed that she had advanced pancreatic cancer.

Beth uses CaringBridge

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From Caregiver to Patient

Beth K. was just weeks away from her dream — graduating as a Registered Nurse and caring for oncology patients in hospice. But a CT scan and biopsy revealed that she had advanced pancreatic cancer.

An Emotional Lifeline

Going from caregiver to cancer patient was life-changing, but Beth took a positive approach to her physical, spiritual, mental and emotional healing. “CaringBridge is an emotional lifeline that provides a two-way flow of love and connects me to a heartfelt community of personal cheerleaders,” Beth wrote in a blog. Other benefits: receiving caregiver support and encouragement from family and friends, posting photos and videos, and using her CaringBridge Journal as a form of therapy.

Cancer Blog: The Power of Story

“My journaling gives me a safe haven to share my innermost thoughts,” she writes, “and awesome people return an outpouring of love and encouragement back through my Guestbook.”