Conversations on Cancer: Navigating the Difficult Discussions that Cancer Brings

Navigating a cancer diagnosis can warrant lots of difficult discussions with your friends, family, and employer. Lindsey and Aaryn, both licensed clinical social workers from Jasper’s supportive care team, share tips for talking to your support system about your diagnosis, setting healthy boundaries, and communicating your needs.

Watch the video above to see Lindsey and Aaryn as they share tips for talking to your loved ones about your diagnosis.

They cover common questions you may have such as:

  • How do I tell someone that what they are saying is making me feel bad?
  • How do I ask for the specific type of support that I need?
  • How do I handle questions when I don’t feel like talking about cancer?

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