Talking about cancer

Talking about your cancer can help you cope better. Read more about how talking can help, how to talk to children about cancer and about counselling.

Who to talk to

Talking to your relatives and friends or someone else about your cancer can help you to cope.


Counselling can help you come to terms with your cancer. Understanding what it is and how it can help, can help you decide if it is right for you.

Talking to children about cancer

Cancer is a difficult topic to talk about. You might have doubts or concerns which stop you talking to your kids about a cancer diagnosis. It is not easy to decide what or when to tell them.

Last reviewed: 
18 Sep 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer