About your emotions and cancer

You are likely to feel a range of emotions when you are diagnosed with cancer. These may change over time, during treatment and when treatment has finished. 

Cancer and your emotions

After a diagnosis of cancer you might have a range of feelings including fear, sadness, anxiety and depression. Read about how to manage these feelings.  

Talking about cancer

Talking about your cancer can help you to cope. Read how talking can help, how to talk to children about cancer and who you can talk to, including counselling.

Coping with special occasions

Find out how to make the most of special occasions and festive periods when you are coping with cancer and its treatment.

Support for children whose parents have cancer

Find out how to support your child and what help is available.

Last reviewed: 
03 Sep 2019

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