Coping with cancer

Dealing with the cancer itself is only one aspect of coping. Financial concerns, relationships with family and friends and work worries can pile on the stress when you least need it.

You can find information in these pages on the wider effects of cancer and how you can best deal with them.

Caring for someone with cancer

A carer could be a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. Nowadays patients spend less and less time in hospitals and more time at home. Find out about caring for someone with cancer - including medical, practical and emotional care, how the carer can care for himself/herself, caring for someone with advanced cancer and life after caring.

Help for employers

Supporting an employee who has been diagnosed with cancer can be difficult. See our Top ten tips for employers  for information and advice to support you.

Managing money

Advice on money matters and a list of organisations that can help.

Talking to family and friends

We can help you find the right words, to either tell your family and friends you have cancer, or how to talk to a loved one about their cancer.

Life after cancer treatment

Find out how to stay healthy and happy once you’ve survived cancer, including returning to work, and getting your confidence back.

Emotional effects

Learn more about how to cope with your feelings and know what support is available to you.

Palliative care

Information about palliative care, hospices and the Irish Cancer Society's Night Nursing service.

Bereavement Support

Information about support services for adults and children after the death of a loved one. 

Date Last Reviewed: 
Monday, February 1, 2016