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When someone close to you, be it family, friend or colleague, is diagnosed with cancer it can be an overwhelming experience. Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

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Coping with your emotions when someone close to you has cancer

If someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer, you will probably be feeling lots of different emotions. Whether you’re their partner, family member or friend, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the news and be anxious about what might happen. You may need support to help you cope with the emotions you’re feeling.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

If your partner is diagnosed with cancer, you may feel angry about the situation you’re both in. This can put a strain on your relationship. Talking about how you’re both feeling can help.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

If someone in your family has cancer, everyone in the family may react differently. Responsibilities at home can change and this can cause tension. It can help to talk openly with each other or with a third party.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

If your friend has cancer, you may be worried about knowing when and how to help.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

Need to talk? Call us on 01273 834912

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Caring for someone with cancer

If you’re looking after someone with cancer, you may experience a rollercoaster of feelings and emotions; instances of frustration, depression, anger or resentfuless. Many can carers can suffer from fear or guilt, tiredness and isolation, or simply feeling unappreciated.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

Coping with the worries, uncertainties and responsibilities involved in being a carer can be difficult to manage.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

Lastly, there is you. You are important too. It is vital that you look after yourself. It can help to talk to someone else about your situation. We have an online community where you can connect with others in a similar situation.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

Need to talk? Call us on 01273 834912

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Emotional Support

Cope with some of the strong feelings and worries that you have when you’re looking after someone with cancer, can be difficult. Being open and honest about how you feel can make a huge difference. There is no right or wrong way to do this – do whatever feels right for you.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

Some carers find it hard to express their feelings with the person that they’re looking after, worrying about upsetting them or breaking down in front of them. You may find it helpful to talk to us.

Cancervive is there to listen, to provide a source of strength and encouragement, and to help you cope.

Our support groups and online community can also be a good way to talk to people in a similar situation.

Take care of yourself. Try to take regular breaks, eat healthily and find time to do something you enjoy. Let yourself switch off for a while and release tension if you need too. You might find relaxation techniques helpful, especially if you’re having trouble sleeping.

Need to talk? Call us on 01273 834912