What do I tell my family? Will I be able to continue working? How do I pay for treatment? What happens after my treatment is finished?
The answers to these questions are different for everyone because no two people experience cancer in the same way. A cancer diagnosis may make you feel worried, sad, confused or angry. Your world has changed and is now filled with information and medical terms you never thought you needed to learn. In addition to the physical difficulties, there are emotional and financial issues that you must learn to manage. Without a doubt, cancer turns your world upside down.
This booklet will help you understand the challenges that are a part of living with cancer and provide you with the tools that can help you cope better with this experience. You will learn that you are not alone—there are sources of support available to you.