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Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

​You or a loved one has just received a cancer diagnosis. Life has suddenly come to a standstill.

The things that you planned for are placed on hold. You may feel overwhelmed with the diagnosis, decisions and treatments to come, but you are not alone. We have many resources available to help you through this process.

As a starting point, we have a guide and information available to help you begin to cope with your cancer diagnosis.

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Support is important and there are many helpful directions to turn. Some people prefer the comfort of family and friends, while others may benefit from connecting with those who have been through a cancer journey, clergy or professional resources. Resources we offer for support include:

Path toward health survivorship

“Cancer survivorship” is a phrase you will hear as you learn about your cancer diagnosis. Cancer survivors are individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and the people in their lives who are affected. With the guidance of survivors who have experienced cancer treatment, we developed a comprehensive survivorship program. It will help you adjust to life after treatment and guide you to wellness and recovery.

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