It can leave you feeling scared, upset, powerless, angry – even guilty. This section is here to support you and help you deal with whatever you’re going through.

Whether it’s your son, daughter, brother, sister or friend who has cancer, that diagnosis can change your relationship in a lot of ways. You might find you grow closer – or struggle to connect like you used to. You might be unsure of what to say or what to do. And you’ll probably struggle with your own emotions and feelings, too.

So try to bear in mind that there’s no normal way to deal with this – and no right or wrong way either. Talking honestly – and listening openly – can help a lot. And remember to look after yourself, too, because cancer is tough on everyone.

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 ›

Cancer treatment

There are many different types of cancer treatments available, and a team of doctors and specialists will work together to decide what's best to treat you. Learn more ›