• By Laurel Kelly

Consumer Health: 11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis

October 14, 2020
a middle-aged man looking sad, depressed and distraught holding his head in his hand, sitting on the edge of a bed with a woman, perhaps his wife, touching his shoulder to comfort him

Learning that you have cancer is a difficult experience. You may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed. You also may wonder how you will cope in the days ahead.

Almost half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at some time in their lives. And a cancer diagnosis often comes with little warning.

Knowing what to expect, making plans for how to proceed and taking care of yourself can make this stressful time easier.

Here are 11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis.

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