Coping with the news

The news that you are going to die soon can be very hard for everyone. You and those around you can go through a range of emotions. 

Finding out you are dying

Finding out that you are going to die from your cancer is naturally very distressing. Read about the different emotions you might feel and ways to cope. 

When other people find out you are dying

When other people find out your news, it can help to know how they might react and how you can talk to them about this.

Supporting children

Children of all ages will probably need a lot of support when someone close to them is dying. It can help to know what they might ask and what they need.

Talking about dying

Talking about dying can be very difficult and people often avoid the subject. Sharing your feelings can help everyone involved to cope better. 

Last reviewed: 
18 Feb 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

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