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November is #NationalCaregiversMonth, Caregiver Spotlight: Bill

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Caregiver Spotlight: Bill
November is #NationalCaregiversMonth and we will be spotlighting a different caregiver each week. Our first Caregiver Spotlight is Bill, husband to Betty who has been living with lung cancer for over 6 years.

Bill says, "My wife is a 6+ year survivor and recently, when talking to some people about her cancer and my role as Caregiver, she highlighted that whenever I talk about her cancer I use the word "we". "We" get infusions, "we" go get scans, "we" need prescriptions filled, "we" need to schedule follow-ups, “we have questions for the doctor”, “we” need to go to the ED, that sort of thing.  To me, using “we” when talking about the cancer is not a conscious or intentional thing, but instead completely normal and intuitive as Betty is not alone as a cancer patient as it impacts our family on a daily basis.  My role as Caregiver is that of a partner in the disease and "we" tackle it together."

Thank you, Bill, for sharing your experience as a caregiver with us. If you are caring for someone living with lung cancer, visit the Caregiver Resource Center for support services, resources, and other helpful information. lungevity.org/caregivers

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