Cancer Support

Getting cancer support after diagnosis can be hard - as is giving support. Whether you have questions about cancer support groups or what to say to someone with cancer, just look to others who've been in your shoes. They share their thoughts in our stories below.

What to Say to Someone With Cancer | The Patient Story

There’s no clear way to know what is best to say to someone with cancer, but there are some basic guidelines to help make your words and actions matter. Hear what helped and what didn’t from the patients themselves. ...

How To Tell Your Family and Friends You Have Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are unsure how to go about telling your friends and family, read stories from real cancer survivors who share their experiences on how they broke the news. ...

Gifts for Cancer Patients | The Patient Story

Gifts can be a great way to show your support for a loved one with cancer, but it can be tough to know what to give. Here are gift ideas from real-life cancer survivors - from physical gifts to volunteering your time. ...

How to Talk to Kids About Cancer

Hear how patients facing cancer navigated diagnosis and treatment while balancing their role as a parent. Hear their advice from how to talk to your kids about cancer to when to ask for help with childcare. ...

How to Help Someone with Cancer | The Patient Story

Read 10 acts of service and emotional support to help a loved one who's been diagnosed with cancer. These are suggestions from real former cancer patients who share what was most helpful for them. ...

Inspirational Quotes From Cancer Survivors

Finding power through the words of other patients can make a world of difference when you're going through cancer treatment. Reader quotes about diagnosis, hair loss, survivorship, and more. ...

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