Talking to loved ones and acquaintances:
Family and friends
Cancer affects everyone close to you, particularly family members and friends. In fact, stress levels in spouses, partners and caregivers can be as high as those in patients.
Sometimes family and friends need emotional support. It is best to prepare yourself for this because providing support to others can drain you of the energy you need to get well. Know your limits and communicate this to others when their needs are too much. It is okay to think of yourself first.