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Finding support

Having support during diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer is very important. Having good support from family and friends, from health professionals or special support services makes it much easier to cope with having cancer.It can be difficult for some people to talk about how they are coping. Some women feel they don’t have the words to describe how they’re feeling. Others feel embarrassed or feel that they don’t want to be a burden to family, friends or health professionals.

This section provides some suggestions of who to talk to and how to bring up the issues around the emotional and practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.

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