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Being diagnosed with cancer is a huge shock, even if your doctors have prepared you for this possibility. We're here for you every step of the way.
Whether it’s you who’s just been diagnosed, or someone close to you|, you may be feeling shocked, numb, confused, sad, and frightened. You may be wondering what’s going to happen next, and who’s going to be there to help you through it all. All these feelings| are natural and many people who have been through what you’re going through now have experienced them too.
A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming and many people don’t know where to turn. We can help you:
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer, you might be wondering:
We're here for you every step of the way, and there are many ways we can help.|
You can contact one of our cancer support specialists, who can answer any of your questions about cancer and its treatment. They can talk to you about any aspect of living with cancer|, such as eating problems|, coping with side effects|, talking to people, and managing your work and finances. They can also tell you where a local support group| is, or how to access a counsellor|. Or you may want to join our online community| where you can share your experience and exchange tips with others.
Content last reviewed: 1 September 2012
Next planned review: 2014
For answers, support or just a chat, call the Macmillan Support Line free (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm)
If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just want someone to talk to, ask Macmillan.
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