Things people say Webinar
We thought you might be interested in this webinar by Cancer Council NSW on Thursday 29 November.
Here is a bit of a blurb about it:
It seems everyone has an opinion on cancer and they aren’t afraid to share it with you. But how do you manage and respond to these comments?
Having cancer can affect your relationships with family, friends and colleagues. This may be because cancer is stressful, tiring and upsetting, or as a result of more positive changes to your values, priorities, or outlook on life. People close to you may deal with cancer in different ways, for example, by being overly positive, playing down fears, or keeping a distance. Friends and family may say things like “but you look fine”, “your treatment has finished now” and “the cancer has gone, hasn’t it?” They may have difficulty accepting that you may still need support or that some symptoms can persist for long periods of time or may never go away. It’s natural for family and friends to want the distress and disruption of can cer to be behind you. They care about you and want you to be well. However, if you find their reactions difficult to handle, you may need some strategies to help you manage. This webinar aims to provide strategies to help you manage social relationships, particularly in the lead up to the festive season which can be a very challenging time.