Supporting someone with cancer

When somebody you love is diagnosed with cancer your whole world changes. The future you had expected is turned upside down and you’re facing a very different life to what you had anticipated.

Maybe that future will still have them in it, sometimes you’re facing a future without them. Either way, things will be different. Nobody plans for their loved one to get cancer, we know the statistics and the numbers, but when it’s your partner, child, parent, friend facing that diagnosis, it will still smash through all of your lives and change everything. Ray of Light is here to support people when this happens. We know how the ripples of cancer can affect people far beyond the one who actually has the diagnosis and we hope to help you to find ways to manage the changes to your life, the feelings you’re experiencing and your worries for the future. We hope you will feel less alone.

These posts will feature different people’s stories and ways of managing the physical, practical and emotional impact of their loved one’s cancer. We will talk about the parts of life that are affected, from family, to friends to work, focusing on the emotions that changes to these areas can bring up as well as ways of dealing with practical changes.

We know that when your whole life feels like it’s been turned upside down it can feel incredibly isolating, like you’re the only one in the world who knows what it’s like, so hopefully this will help people feel less alone and see that some of the things they’re feeling are normal reactions to their situation.

If you would like to share your story, or have a suggestion for an issue you’d like to see discussed, then please get in touch.

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