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Your total healing will take place when you are meeting friends for
dinner, attending your child’s athletic event, taking a walk with your loved
ones around your neighborhood park or simply basking in the beauty of a
Asking “why” is a common and natural response to
circumstances beyond your control. It is important to learn as much as you can
about your diagnosis. Your healing journey will be uniquely yours because of
your life’s purpose and goals. You will experience a range of emotions as you
live with cancer. Realize these feelings can change from day to day, hour to
hour, or even minute to minute.
Cancer will not only impact your life, but also the lives of
those around you. Most families find that being honest and open about the
cancer opens the door to work together to walk the difficult path and manage the
changes that cancer can bring.
Cancer is hard to deal with all alone. Although talking
about it may not be easy at first, you may find that sharing your emotions will help you deal with a cancer
diagnosis. We encourage you to find a good listener and to be true to your
feelings. View Navigating the Emotional Impact of Treatment.
For many people, regaining a sense of control begins by
learning as much as they can about their diagnosis and asking questions. Make
sure to talk with your care team about what you learn. View a list of common cancer treatment questions we’ve put together to help you
start a meaningful conversation with your provider. You may also want to visit
the National Cancer Institute for additional resources.
A disease diagnosis has the potential to bring out the best
in others. Allow them to help you. For a time, your daily life might become
hard to manage and you may need to ask for help from:
During your healing process you
will learn that you are capable of more than you could imagine. We are here to
help you through and over the challenges.
A cancer diagnosis often causes a person to re-evaluate
their lives. Ask yourself these questions:
And honor the
responses by acting on them
There will always be that moment that separates your life
into before and after a diagnosis. Try to use some of the tips below to help
navigate the emotional impact of a diagnosis.
Physician Group Medical Oncology – Avista80 Health Park Dr.,
Suite 270Louisville, CO 80027Phone: 303-661-1860
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