Macmillan Cancer Support surveyed over 2,000 carers to find out how they were coping with helping to treat a patient on a day-to-day basis.
The health charity found:
- Of those with no or inadequate training, 63% had been left feeling distressed.
- And 50% said caring for a loved one with cancer left them feeling frightened.
- Over one in three, 34%, worried their loved one would need to take a trip to the hospital.
- Of those who perform healthcare tasks, 36% have had to urgently call a doctor or 999 to get support or advice on how to help the person they care for.
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