Things to Try
FEELING STRESSED? WHY NOT TRY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STRATEGIES
Learn more about cancer
Some people feel better knowing everything they can. But have a think: do you like to know exactly what to expect or find out as you go along?
If you’re not sure about anything, ask your doctors and nurses for an explanation.
Talk to someone
From a good rant to a good cry, speaking to people is usually better than staying silent.
Be the boss
Getting involved in decisions about your treatment – from when you want to be woken up to what you want to eat – can help you feel more in control.
Make the time to do something you enjoy every day, even if it’s just 60 seconds of something small.
Choose your friends wisely
Now’s not a good time to hang out with people who make you feel stressed or embarrassed.
Do the things you used to do
It’s easy to forget about seeing friends or watching films or playing sport or doing whatever you love – but the normal, everyday stuff is really important. You don’t need to stop living life because you have cancer.