Surviving Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

26. How can I ensure good communication with family and loved ones?

Communicating with family and loved ones is important, and you should give yourself time to adjust to changes in the way you communicate. If you need more support, call your friends or family instead of waiting for them to call you.

Sometimes it's necessary to seek outside help. Ask your doctor to refer you to a counselor who can help you communicate with your loved ones. Join a support group if you feel that talking with other survivors who have gone through similar experiences would be helpful. Support groups are also available for loved ones of cancer survivors.