Year of the Lump
The year I was diagnosed with and received treatment for breast cancer I kept a diary/blog which was rather long winded, but a great help to me psychologically. It can be found at this link: yearofthelump
I thoroughly recommend the process of writing at times like this, especially for those like myself who are alone, or those that are unable to express their feelings to others for fear of upsetting or offending.
Through no fault of their own, families are not always able to be what we'd wish them to be at such times...we sometimes just have to support ourselves!