If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer, you may be going through a myriad of emotions. A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, shocking and scary. Knowledge is power at this time –understanding your disease and treatment options can help you navigate the many different emotions and changes in your life.
Here are some things to keep in mind as you approach your diagnosis:
In addition to talking to your cancer team, there is a lot of helpful cancer-related information and resources on the internet. Just make sure you pay attention to the website’s credibility. American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute are great references to help you learn more about coping with cancer.
Getting the news that you have cancer is a life-changing event. Remember to take it one day at a time and find comfort in knowing you are not alone – and support is available.
What tips do you have for others recently diagnosed? Tell us in the below comments.
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