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Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

My family and friends got me through this – I cannot emphasise enough how important a support network is for both practical and emotional support. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! In my experience, people want to support in any way they can.

In the early days, my emotions were all over the place and there were times when I felt I couldn’t cope. A good friend reminded me to literally focus on each moment and what needed to be done. This advice kept me sane at times and helped me plan for my hospital admission, arrange childcare and plans for my kids to keep things as normal as possible.

Finally, remember that it’s ok to struggle some days. I was so grateful for my swift diagnosis and excellent care that I felt guilty if I was feeling low. Allowing myself to cry sometimes and let the emotions out was essential.

Allison, Neuroendocrine Cancer Patient.
Primary site – pancreas with lymph node spread.

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