If you want to be there for someone with cancer, you might want to have information about what they could be facing. It can be hard for you, too, but you’re not alone.
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Get advice on talking to, listening to, and understanding someone who has cancer.
Talking and listening can help your loved one make sense of difficult experiences.
Following some simple rules of good listening will help you show empathy and support.
If your friend or relative has cancer, talking openly will help you understand their experience and build mutual trust.
Understanding what your friend or relative is facing will help you encourage them to talk.
Doing small, practical things to help can make a big difference to someone with cancer.
Supporting a person with cancer can be both rewarding and demanding. Make sure you have the support you need.
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