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When someone close to you has a blood cancer

Hearing the news that someone you love has a blood cancer can be one of the most overwhelming and devastating times of your life. Whatever your relationship with that person, it’s natural to feel a range of emotions.

You may struggle to know what to do for them and you may feel helpless, scared or worried that the person you care about going through a difficult time in their lives.

If you’re a carer, it’s likely you’ll experience many of the same thoughts and feelings that the patient faces too; just at different times and for different reasons. Whilst it can be difficult to forget your own needs, it’s important you look after yourself too. These tips may help:

 

What can you do to help

If you’re not the main carer, there are many ways in which you can help. You’ll be surprised how the smallest of efforts can go a long way.

Published Feb 2016

Next planned review: Feb 2018