Hearing that someone close to you has cancer can be one of the most emotional times of your life. For many people, it’s a devastating and overwhelming experience. Whatever your relationship with that person, it’s natural to feel a range of emotions.
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.
Visit The Source to search for tips to help you support someone with cancer. You can also share your own tips to help others in the same situation.
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Read about the support that our Community users received from their friends and family. Examples include a 'make a meal' rota, 'treat envelopes' and a family trip to the beach.
If a member of your family or a friend, or someone else you know is living with cancer, this group is the place to share your feelings and get support.
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