Talking About Cancer

Talking about cancer can be hard. Here you'll find tips to help make it easier to talk with others about cancer, including the health care team and your family, friends, and co-workers.

Talking With Your Doctor

It's important that you and your doctor are able to communicate well so you can get what you need. Here we provide tips that can help make it easier to talk with your doctor and other members of your health care team.

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer

The diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming, both for you and for your friends and relatives. Here, we offer some suggestions to help you, your friends, and family talk about cancer, so that you can feel more at ease when facing it together.

Listen With Your Heart: Talking With the Person Who Has Cancer

If someone close to you has cancer, do you find it hard to talk to them about it? Do you worry that you'll say the wrong thing? If so, you're not alone. Here we'll share some ideas on how to be supportive and helpful when you talk with someone who has cancer.

When Someone You Know Has Cancer

Finding out that someone you know has cancer can be difficult. You may have many questions, both about cancer itself and about how you should talk to and act around this person. Here, we will try to answer some of your questions about cancer and share some ideas about how you can show your concern and offer your support.

When Someone You Work With Has Cancer

Finding out that someone you work with has cancer can be difficult. You may have many questions, both about cancer itself and about how you should talk and act around this person. Here, we will try to answer some of your questions about cancer and the workplace. We also share some ideas about how you can show your concern and offer your help to someone with cancer.

I Can Cope Online Class - Communicating Concerns and Feelings

For a quick, easy way to learn important facts and practical tips about cancer and related issues, participate in our interactive online program, I Can Cope—Online. There is never any charge to participate, and you set the pace—whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. This class focuses on communicating concerns and feelings about cancer.

I Can Cope Online Class - Mobilizing Resources and Support

For a quick, easy way to learn important facts and practical tips about cancer and related issues, participate in our interactive online program, I Can Cope—Online. There is never any charge to participate, and you set the pace—whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. This class focuses on mobilizing resources and support.