When should I tell people about my diagnosis?

You should tell people when you feel comfortable and when you think they can help you. The last thing you need is to have to take care of someone else who is falling apart because you have been diagnosed with cancer. You might also consider waiting to tell some people until after you have figured out your game plan. That way, you do not need to call everyone you know every night to report on the doctors you saw that day and their opinions. In addition, some people will take the news better if you tell them what your game plan is at the same time that you tell them you have cancer because they will see that you are in control of the situation.

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