Managing emotional effects

Most people experience some strong emotions when a serious illness has been diagnosed. You may find it difficult to talk to friends or family about how you really feel; you tell them that you’re fine, when you feel very different inside.

You may find yourself giving people other reasons for not being yourself, such as ‘just feeling tired’. If you can find the courage to talk to just one person about how you feel, it can be the first step towards dealing with your emotions and helping you to feel better.

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