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Coping with a blood cancer

Even though you may feel low and unable to feel like anything will help, there are a number of things you can do to help yourself feel a bit better.

It’s understandable that receiving a blood cancer diagnosis can be very upsetting and daunting. But there are a number of things you can do to help yourself cope a bit better.

Most people remember how they felt when they were told they had a blood cancer. Everybody copes differently and the range of emotions you may experience will vary regularly as well as over time.

How you feel when you’re diagnosed with a blood cancer is individual to you. You may feel frightened about the future, you may feel shocked, worried or angry, or you may feel relieved that you are now going to be treated. There’s no list of right, wrong or expected feelings.

The following information provides some tips on learning how to cope, as well as coping mechanisms you can implement to help you feel more in control. However, if you need additional help and support, our CARE Line is available 24/7 on 08088 010 444.