Lung cancer

Taking care of your feelings

Being diagnosed with lung cancer can be frightening, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. When you’re ready, it’s important that you feel able to talk about your feelings.

You may find it helpful to talk to friends and family. You can also talk with your cancer nurse specialist. If you need more support, your specialist nurse can help you find a counsellor or psychologist. Some GP practices have a counsellor as part of their team.

Our friendly helpline team are also available to answer your questions, or just to have a chat if you need someone to talk to.

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Last medically reviewed: February 2017. Due for review: February 2020

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.