As any person with cancer knows, a cancer diagnosis also affects family members and friends. Sometimes, the complex feelings and lifestyle changes caused by cancer and its treatment become as overwhelming for others in your life as they are for you. Understanding the potential changes in the way you relate to specific family members and friends may help you take steps to grow healthy, mutually supportive relationships during this challenging time.
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Ways to stay connected with family and friends from Cancer.Net:
- Take the lead in talking
- Let people help you
- Stay involved in social activities
Explore more ways to maintain supportive and meaningful relationships on Cancer.Net.