Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. We may feel that the ground has fallen away underneath us. Fear, confusion, anger and a host of other emotions could become our companions. Perhaps, there is a sense of relief that “at least I know what is wrong”.
If the person with the new diagnosis is a loved one, there may be a desire to be helpful, while at the same time, not knowing what to do.
In either case, hearing that you or a loved one has cancer, can lead to feelings of loss of control.
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