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Being diagnosed with cancer will most likely have an effect on you emotionally and physically. Learn more about depression, anxiety, self-image, sexual and reproductive health, side effects, and fear of recurrence.
Information on how cancer affects family and friends, how to sensitively talk with someone with or about cancer, siblings and cancer, cancer and the workplace, and cancer and the holidays.
Learn more about the importance of addressing the emotional and social needs of people with cancer, including resources that can help patients and caregivers find assistance.
This section provides helpful information specific to children, teens, young adults, and older adults.
Information for caregivers, including ways to cope with cancer in a loved one, tips on caregiving, and online resources for caregivers.
Learn what patients and families need to know about their choices when facing a diagnosis of advanced cancer.
Today, many people with cancer are treated for several years. Helping people with cancer live high-quality lives at every stage of their illness is the overall goal of palliative care. This article defines palliative care, describes the palliative care team, and discusses end-of-life considerations.
Information on helping a parent, child, or teenager who is grieving; coping resources for when you are grieving; grief within a cultural context; and coping with change following the death of a loved one.