Now what?

Each year, about 1 million people are told they have some form of cancer. Like others with cancer, you have questions to ask and decisions to make. You have been diagnosed with a serious illness. But your life continues to have meaning and purpose. It may help to know that many people with cancer survive, live many years of good quality life, and continue to (or learn to) live their lives to the fullest.

But most people have very similar questions when they are first diagnosed.

1. Do I tell others I have cancer? Who do I tell and how?

2. Do I want to share my feelings?

3. How do I choose a doctor? Do I need a second opinion? What if I want to change doctors?

4. How do I learn about treatment and health care coverage?

5. What will this mean for my friends and family?

6. How can my family and friends help?

7. How can The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society help?

They have free resources and can help you decide answers to all of those questions. For more information, call the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572 or go to http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

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