Being diagnosed with cancer will most likely have an effect on you emotionally and physically. Each day is a violent struggle with pain, emotional upheaval and financial upheaval. Cancer is often a disease that lasts a long time, and people may be treated for it for many years. People with cancer need emotional support throughout the entire course of the illness. Remember that the encouragement and support of those around them can help people with cancer get a new perspective and have hope, even when they feel beaten down by cancer or its treatment. Also, the support of family and friends helps people with cancer try to get on with their old activities and have as normal a life as their illness will allow. So if you are going to be a support for a person with cancer, try to hang in there for the long term. Being there and then leaving can be very painful for your loved one, and can feel even worse than not ever being there at all.
It is important to know that cancer patients must take their medication and have check-up regularly to avoid further complications.