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How do I care for someone with stage IV colon cancer?

When caring for someone with stage IV colon cancer, the most important thing is to be supportive. Help in any way you can - from listening to making meals to driving them to appointments. Help them get enough rest and keep them from pushing themselves too hard. Lastly, it's possible for you to feel overwhelmed or upset by the diagnosis. There are formal support groups for caregivers of people with cancer, which may provide relief.

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