Finding out that you have breast cancer can be devastating. It puts you on an emotional journey that you must travel, like it or not. If you are the loved one of someone diagnosed with breast cancer, you will go on that journey as well.
The level and type of support a woman needs may vary as she goes through the process of accepting and dealing with her breast cancer diagnosis. The process is unique to each woman, but will include the following:
- Coming to terms with her breast cancer diagnosis and what it means for her and her family.
- Analyzing the treatment options available to her and selecting the most suitable one.
- Going through treatment, often while continuing to work and support a family.
- Determining what a new "normal" life looks like for her and getting back to it.
By getting emotional, physical, and spiritual support from loved ones, doctors, clergy, and/or breast cancer survivors, the challenges of dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis can be made easier. View the topics in this section for tips and resources that may help you or a loved one better cope with a breast cancer diagnosis