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Are you overwhelmed by information?

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by it all, and wrapping your head around the diagnosis, and treatment options?

  1. I Used to be very frustrated, especially the first 3 years for me. I think it's very important to have a person(s) you trust and feel comfortable with you, from seeing the doctors to checking on you to looking after the household... As you gradually settled down (yes, you will settle down in the cancer world), things will get better. Christine Team

    1. I agree Christine, it's a lot to put on a one-person plate. I'm glad you've worked through the craziness of it all. Best!

  2. The diagnosis is overwhelming, but I dug right in and started researching and advocating for myself, even though I was diagnosed before the internet was popular in households, so that helped me as the information came slower, I had to go to the hospital medical library. Then the internet boomed and new treatments discovered and the information came faster. For some reason it didn't overwhelm me, I felt knowledge is power right from the get-go! Alisa, Team

    1. Alisa, I'm happy you put in the work or had the strength to do so, as I know many people don't have the energy to do it all and just go with the flow of things. Cheers for you and others who understand the importance of advocating for themselves.

      1. Thanks Yolanda, I was lucky I had the strength and you are so right, not everyone does. That's what led me to my advocacy work - to be a voice for others and to help others through the process. We are all in this together!

    2. It is very easy to become overwhelmed with all the information out there and advice from well meaning friends and family. I found it helpful to join an online support group for my specific type of lung cancer and my oncology team outside of that I try to limit the other outside sources.

      1. Yes, I have also found a lot of misinformation out there. Especially on the internet. So thankful that you have found a support group.

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