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Assess Your Own Reactions

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2. Assess Your Reactions

The other beneficial aspect of gathering as much information as possible from your treatment team is that it will help you determine how you feel about the diagnosis. There is no sense in talking to other people about your cancer until you have some general idea of how YOU feel about it.

There are commonly expected feelings like anger, sadness, confusion, shock, and disbelief. Look deeper, though, to discover the way your feelings change and transform during the days following your diagnosis.

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