This site is intended for patients in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) who have been prescribed PIQRAY®▼ (alpelisib) + fulvestrant.

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Supporting your caregiver

While your caregiver may find caring for you rewarding and meaningful, they may also find their role difficult at times.1 Your caregiver may be trying to cope with feelings of sadness, fear, anger, guilt and loneliness, while also being physically tired.2 Use the information in this section to help your caregiver give you the support you need and look after themselves at the same time.

Helping your carer give you the support you need

The type of support you need, whether it is practical or emotional, and how often that support is needed may change over time.2 Although it may be difficult, talking about what you need may help your caregiver provide the right support at the right time.

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Supporting your caregiver

Below are some tips that you may want to share with your caregiver to help them look after themselves. 

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The most important thing to remember is not to try to do it all alone. Build a support network and ask for help when you need it.

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Read the Piqray® patient brochure so you can let your caregiver know everything they need to know about your appointments and treatment with Piqray and fulvestrant

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aBC, advanced breast cancer.


  1. Health in Aging Foundation. Tips for avoiding caregiver burnout. Available at: [Accessed November 2021].
  2. Macmillan Cancer Support. Looking after someone with cancer. Available at: [Accessed November 2021].
  3. National Cancer Institute. Caring for the caregiver. Available at: [Accessed November 2021].
  4. Verywell Health. Tips for giving emotional support for cancer patients. Available at: [Accessed November 2021].
  5. Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Tips for caregivers. Available at: [Accessed November 2021].

▼This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. See for how to report side effects.

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