Coping with cancer: The emotional fall out
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Dealing with cancer and emotions: Support
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Dealing with cancer and emotions: Support


Sources of support
You don’t have to carry the emotional load of cancer by yourself. There are people you can talk and places where you can meet to find support and benefit from the shared experiences of others.

A problem shared – local cancer support groups allow you to meet people who are going through the same emotions and problems that you are and can provide information and advice on how to cope with your individual situation.

Counseling – if you need a little more support than what can be provided in a support group situation then counseling sessions can be effective in providing insights and advice on how to cope. The Cancer Counseling Trust provides counseling on a one to one basis, a couples basis and also for families.

Psychiatrist referral – If you are having problems with depression then your doctor my refer you to a psychiatrist who will be able to help you via talking therapies which can be very helpful for people who are affected by cancer.

A friendly chat with Cancer Research UK’s nurses is free on 0808 800 4040 from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday.


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10/01/2010
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