Having cancer can affect you physically and emotionally.
It can change how you feel about yourself and how well you cope with day-to-day life. It can also affect your relationships with other people.
People who are diagnosed with advanced cancer will have additional concerns.
Whatever your situation, there are things you can do to stay as well as possible, and people and services that can support you.
In this section
Telling other people
Telling others about your cancer can be difficult but a little preparation can help.
Looking after your general health is important, even when you have cancer.
There are ways to deal with some of the emotional effects of having cancer.
Life changes after a cancer diagnosis, and survivorship is about living with this change.
Having advanced cancer
It is important to understand what having advanced cancer means for you, and what your options are.
End of life concerns
There are many emotional and practical issues to deal with at the end of life.
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It is important to ask about costs before you start your treatment.
It is good to be prepared for side effects and know how to manage them.
Money, legal and work issues
There are times when you may want advice or help with financial, legal or work matters.
Find information and support for your situation