Coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis is difficult. Emotions are heightened, and the idea of being in a life-threatening situation can be difficult to cope with.
You may feel that you don’t want to burden your family and friends with your problems and fears, but you don’t have to bear the emotional issues on your own.
Emily tells us about her experience of counselling and how it helped her during her cancer treatment.
I was diagnosed with cancer at a point in life when you often think you’re about to begin many things – begin a marriage, begin being parents (I was pregnant at the time), begin climbing the ladder with work; all new beginnings.
Instead, I found myself in St Mary’s hospital in London four times a...