A diagnosis of cancer can bring on many emotions: fear, sadness, anger, shock, depression and the feeling that everything you love about your life may be suddenly threatened. To cope with these emotions, you may find it helpful to begin to take positive steps to prepare for treatment. Taking action to understand your diagnosis, the treatment options available to you and the prognosis will help you feel more in control and positive about the future. A diagnosis of cancer will challenge you emotionally as well as physically, but you can find support every step of the way.
The Hughes Cancer Center also offers a brochure for your review entitled Positive Steps to Prepare for Treatment for People Newly Diagnosed with Cancer, which may help to answer some of your questions about what to do next. For a copy of this brochure, please visit the Hughes Cancer Center or request a copy to be sent to you in the mail by calling 1-888-402-LVHN.