Why you’re normal


Whatever you feel after being diagnosed with cancer is completely, totally, absolutely, 100%, no-doubt-about-it normal.

Feeling shocked? That’s normal. Feeling scared? Normal. Feeling angry? Normal. Feeling guilty? Normal. Feeling embarrassed? Normal. Feeling jealous of your friends? Normal. Feeling lonely? Normal. Feeling all of these things at once? Normal normal normal.

When it comes to your feelings, there’s no right or wrong. There’s just normal (did we mention that?)

And while you might not enjoy talking about your feelings, it can actually be a pretty powerful medicine. Because cancer changes a lot of things. It can even change your closest relationships. And talking about whatever you’re going through can help you – and the people around you – feel a whole lot better.

 

Emotional support

It’s ok not to feel ok. From doing things that make you happy to shouting when you're angry, there are lots of ways to stop cancer getting you down. Get help ›

Relationships

Cancer is tough for everyone – and you might find your relationships change as people try to deal with what’s going on. Read more ›