About your emotions and cancer

You are likely to feel a range of emotions when you are diagnosed with cancer. These may change over time, during treatment and when treatment has finished.

Cancer and your emotions

After a diagnosis of cancer you might have a range of feelings including fear, sadness, anxiety and depression. Read about how to manage these feelings.

Talking about cancer

Talking about your cancer can help you cope. Read how talking can help, how to talk to children about cancer and about counselling.

Coping with special occasions

Find out how to make the most of special occasions and festive periods when you are coping with cancer and its treatment.

Resources to help you and your children when you have cancer

There are many resources and organisations available that can support you and your children.

Last reviewed:
03 Sep 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer