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ECCO 2017 | Highlighting the challenges faced by caregivers
Jana Pelouchova from the European Cancer Patient Coalition, Brussels, Belgium discusses the challenges faced by caregivers, which she presented at the European Cancer Congress of the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO) 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She emphasizes that caregivers often receive information second-hand, particularly if they are unable to attend meetings with healthcare practitioners. She describes how this can be frustrating for caregivers, who are already under substantial stress, and encourages a discussion on how the provision of information and support to caregivers can be improved.