Partners, family and friends can be an important source of support when you are coping with advanced cancer. But it can be very upsetting or painful to talk about your illness with people you are close to. Your family and friends may not be sure how much you want to talk about your illness and treatment. They may be waiting for you to talk about it.
If you find talking about your situation difficult, we have information which you may find helpful.
When someone has a serious illness, many people are unsure what to say. Some people may try to avoid you rather than risk saying the wrong thing. Some people may avoid discussing your illness or may seem insensitive. We have more information to help your family and friends talk about your illness and be able to support you.