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Learning how to cope

Everyone copes differently when they hear the news they have blood cancer, and there is no right or wrong way to cope.

How you cope can depend on a number of things which include:

It’s important to remember that not everyone will be influenced by these factors, and some people will be affected by all of none of them.

Sometimes, people find that dealing with a blood cancer diagnosis makes them feel stronger than before and that it puts everything into perspective. Some people say that they learn to appreciate things in life that they may not before and that they see things in a new light. Everybody is different and if you don’t feel like this, it doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with you. Similarly, if you feel positive about the situation, this doesn’t mean that you’re in denial and ignoring your illness. You don’t need to be serious all the time. You’ll find your own way to cope.

Published Feb 2016

Next planned review: Feb 2018