EVERYDAY SOMEONE GETS NEWS THAT WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFE FOREVER. THIS IS TRUE FOR PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE A CANCER DIAGNOSIS.
Often it takes time for the impact of this news to really register. When it does, it brings with it a whole array of emotions, some of which can be overwhelming. It is times like this that we need increased support from family and friends. As well as that, we may also need the support of someone specially trained to listen….we may benefit from the help of a counsellor.
There are so many concerns that can run through a persons mind following a diagnosis of cancer...
- The feeling of your body being out of control
- The fear of death
- Not knowing what to expect
- The possibility of unpleasant treatment
- The fear of pain
- The worry of what other people will think