Getting a cancer diagnosis can be hard. It is common for people to experience a range of emotions in response to a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Society psychologists and counsellors have specialised skills and experience to assist you and your family/ whānau to cope during this time.
The Cancer Society Psychological Service can help with:
- The shock and disbelief of diagnosis
- Learning to manage difficult emotions such as anger, frustration, grief, sadness, anxiety or depression
- Talking with health professionals – what questions to ask and how
- Making decisions that are right for you
- Coping with physical changes and sexuality
- Coping with treatment, medical procedures and tests
- Managing emotions around follow up appointments
- Coping with change and regaining confidence
- Uncertainty about the future
- Moving on with life after cancer treatment