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Newly Diagnosed With Cancer

Let your emotions settle. A cancer diagnosis is usually not an emergency.

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Although it may seem like it, the world hasn't ended. You are here today. The phrase, "Take one day at a time," has practically become a cliche because it works.

Don't be surprised if you experience a rush of emotions. You may feel confused, shocked, angry, depressed, scared, guilty, or a host of other emotions. Actually, you may experience several emotions at the same time. On the other hand, you may feel numb. There are techniques which can help you cope with emotions that appear. They are described in the articles listed in To Learn More.

The calmer you can be when making major decisions, the more likely you will make effective decisions. Making careful, well-thought-out choices about inerventions and treatments is one of the most important things you can do during the initial weeks post-diagnosis. 

NOTE: Don't be surprised if you have difficulty absorbing information. Take the time you need. It can help to tell a trusted person what you think you've learned. Telling will help pin point the gaps. It's perfectly reasonable to return to the source of information and ask that it be explained again, or in a different way.

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