In this blog for informal cancer caregivers, Beverley Lim Høeg and Pernille Envold Bidstrup, who are both psychologists and cancer researchers, look at the challenges faced by those caring for a loved-one with cancer and explore why informal caregivers deserve more support and focus in cancer treatment and research. Pernille is also the mother of a 9 year old cancer survivor.
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Pernille Envold Bidstrup, PhD, is head of the Psychological Aspects of Cancer group at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, chair of the Danish Society of Psychosocial Medicine and Associate Professor at the Psychology Department, University of Copenhagen. She is a co-author of the Cochrane Review “Follow-up strategies after completion of primary cancer treatment.” Her research focuses on improving psychosocial care for cancer patients and their families during and after treatment, and she is herself the mother of a 9-year old cancer survivor.