When you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, finding a way to talk to friends, family and co-workers about your diagnosis can be challenging to say the least. The decision to tell others is a personal one, and the process is different for everyone.
In our article “Telling Others About Your Cancer” you can find helpful information to guide you when talking about your cancer diagnosis and coping with the challenges it might pose in your life, including:
- Questions to ask yourself as you prepare to tell others, and resources for seeking help in the process.
- What to keep in mind when telling children and teens about your cancer diagnosis, as well as a bank of organizations and support groups for them.
- Tools to help you in building your support system by keeping friends and family informed about your progress throughout your treatment.
To learn more about communicating with loved ones about your cancer, visit our We Can Help page where you will find helpful articles, survivor and caregiver interviews and other topics to assist you at any stage of your cancer journey.