So you have been diagnosed with Cancer, whats next?
You have found out you have cancer you will most likely have so many things running through your head such as, why me, what's going to happen and so on but that is normal and everyone reacts to a diagnosis of cancer differently and its often very hard to take it all in immediately. The good thing is, having cancer does not mean you need to lose hope on life, there are many positive cancer stories from people who have had cancer and many cancers are now treatable thanks to a lot of research done, just make sure you talk to your doctor about what the diagnosis is and how treatable it is. Trust me everything is going to be okay.
To help with this process here are some helpful strategies:
-You are most likely be going to the hospital for a while so make sure you pack a bag with all the essentials such as, clothes, toiletries, pillow, books, chargers and laptop. Scroll down to download our printable hospital bag checklist!
- Ask a lot of questions, after all the doctors are there to help.
- Find out about the different treatment options available to you.
- Find out the different types of support available. Depending on where you live, there are multiple organisations and charities that can offer you and your family support in many ways. Speak to your doctor about some of these organisations!
Packing a bag for hospital:
When you are first hit with the cancer diagnosis, it is easy to forget important details and things you might need during your time in hospital and sometimes it is difficult to think straight. Here are some tips and some essentials you might need.