How to Tell Your Loved Ones

It can be challenging to tell your loved ones about your cancer diagnosis. But, it's important to keep family and friends up to date on the progress of your cancer treatment, especially since they might ask how they can support you along the way. The resources below can help you talk to your family and friends in a way that is easiest for you, and them. 


Sharing Your Diagnosis

Telling Your Loved Ones


Telling Your Child or Teenager


Telling Friends and Coworkers


Other Resources

Are you a caregiver who needs tips on how to show support for a loved one diagnosed with cancer? Visit our Tips for Caregivers page for more information.

Do you have a story you'd like to share about your experience talking to a loved one about a cancer diagnosis? You can send us your thoughts by contacting our Content Manager Victoria at We'd love to hear from you!