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Your relationships and cancer

Cancer can change the relationships in your life. People you know will all react to your cancer and cope with your diagnosis and treatment in their own way. They can struggle with strong feelings, such as fear or even anger or guilt. They too are dealing with change and upset, even though they’re not the person with cancer. Change takes time to adjust to, and it can be stressful.

Understanding that your relationships may change can help you find ways to keep them healthy, strong and supportive for everyone.

Stories

Paulette Hicks A random act of kindness during one of the most vulnerable times in someone’s life can be powerful.

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Reducing the burden of cancer

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Canadians can help CCS fund the best research and support people living with cancer by donating and volunteering.

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