Taking care of your feelings
Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can be frightening and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed.
You might feel shock, fear, disbelief, anger, loneliness or resentment. You might feel a mix of some or all of these emotions. Sometimes it can be hard to accept that you have cancer, and you might feel like you just want to be left alone.
It’s also a difficult time for your friends and family, who might be experiencing many of the same emotions.
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, and 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.
Support for mesothelioma
Discover where you can access emotional, practical or legal support if you are living with mesothelioma.
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