Talking about cancer

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

Who to talk to

Talking to your relatives and friends or someone else about your cancer can help you to cope.

Talking to children

Telling your children that you have cancer can be tough. Get tips on what can help, what you can say and resources that may help.


Counselling can help you come to terms with your cancer. Understanding what it is and how it can help, can help you decide if it is right for you.

Last reviewed: 
18 Sep 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer