Having cancer can be very stressful and cause many different emotions.
It can change how you feel about yourself and affect your relationships with other people.
There is no right or wrong way to deal with cancer. Everyone copes in different ways.
It is important to know that there are people and organisations who can support you, and help you find ways to cope.
In this section
Feelings and cancer
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is an emotionally difficult time, but there are ways to find support.
Body image and self confidence
Some cancer treatments can change your appearance or the way you feel about yourself.
Having cancer can affect your relationships with other people.
Support is available if you are having sexual problems after treatment.
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Having advanced cancer
It is important to understand what having advanced cancer means for you, and what your options are.
Money, legal and work issues
There are times when you may want advice or help with financial, legal or work matters.
It is good to be prepared for side effects and know how to manage them.