“Family” is a word we all use a lot, but it takes on a crucial meaning in relation to cancer care. Do those of us who are affected by cancer think about what family means differently? If so, is it more about a new way to see the family we already know and care about (and who care about us)? Or perhaps the word takes on a new, wider scope, which might link it to some of the people who care for us in a clinical setting, or the organizations of many kinds, that support us.