What do cancer patients want most?
Most cancer patients wish to be well informed at all stages of their cancer journeys. Patients want information about their care, and receiving valued information is very strongly related to satisfaction with that care. Information‐seeking behavior continues from diagnosis to follow‐up.
What not to say to a person who has cancer?
Saying nothing at all is often the worst way to help someone with cancer. You may not have the right words or be able to manage your emotions, but not saying anything can make them feel abandoned and hurt. Simply acknowledging that you feel awkward lets the person know you care and dont want to hurt their feelings.
How do cancer patients behave?
At any stage after a cancer diagnosis, you may experience times of distress and feel a range of strong emotions, such as disbelief, fear, sadness, anxiety and anger.