I keep barking on about how in life, everyone needs to know that they are cared about, writes Sara. But that is because it is so important to show someone that you care about them when they have been diagnosed with cancer. A cancer diagnosis turns your world upside down and overnight you can become scared, emotional, vulnerable and anxious. Having friends and family step up and show kindness is a lifeline that can carry you through from diagnosis to the end of treatment (and importantly, beyond).
Practical help is the biggest gift you can give your friend or family member while they go through surgery, chemo or radiotherapy. It is priceless and I could not have got through the past year without all the practical help from my friends and family.
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Updated August 2021
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