Let's talk about Cancer.
When you or someone close to you is affected by cancer you may find it difficult to talk about. It’s important to have an opportunity to discuss things with someone, in a safe, non-judgemental space.
Big C is here to help. You can talk either on a one to one basis with loved ones, relatives, or in a group with those going through similar situations.
What would I talk about?
Everyone will have different things they want to discuss. This may be a particular worry or fear, a general feeling or practical issues like how to tell loved ones that you have cancer.
Sometimes relationships can be put under additional stress following a diagnosis and you may want to explore issues about how you move forward; or body image issues following the effects of treatments.
Talking to others about cancer
All of us will want to talk about cancer in different ways. For some being able to talk informally with a member of the Big C team will be helpful, whereas for others a more structured approach with a counsellor will be more beneficial.
We also host a number of support groups in our centres where people can meet to chat and share experiences in a supportive environment. This includes groups for men and women, as well as groups for carers, BSL users and people living with a palliative diagnosis.