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It can be very difficult to acknowledge you have cancer. It’s natural for anyone who has recently been told they have cancer to feel overwhelmed by their emotional reactions.
It can also be difficult to deal with other people’s emotions and reactions to your situation. Some people can’t cope with their own emotions and may tend to avoid difficult situations. So people might prefer to stay away from you, rather than accept that they have strong emotions they can’t deal with. Here are some tips for dealing with this situation:
Content last reviewed: 1 July 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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