Learning about the cancer and its treatment can give you back some feeling of control. This can help you feel more confident about the future. But it is up to you to decide how much information you would like at any time.
The information can help you when speaking with your doctor, family, friends or work colleagues. It will also help you feel more involved in your care, and more in control.
It will also help if you tell people what you really think and feel. This will help them understand the issues that are important to you. You may also like to write down your hopes and fears.
Reliable sources of information
Your doctors and nurses are in the best position to answer your questions because they know about your situation. If they don’t have the information you are looking for though, there are lots of other reliable sources you can use.
A lot of misleading information is available, and many people still believe myths about cancer. It is important to get information that is up to date and comes from a reliable source.
We also have details of other organisations that provide reliable information.