Please click on any of the links below to explore different tips on talking about your cancer diagnosis to friends, family, and others: 



  1. Talking About Cancer: A Guide to Communication With Family and Friends (Your Cancer Game Plan)



  1. Talking About Cancer: A guide for people with cancer (Macmillan Cancer Support)

  2. Who Can Ever Understand: Talking About Your Cancer (Irish Cancer Society)


Web Pages

  1. How Do I Talk About Lung Cancer (American Lung Association)

  2. How Do I Tell My Boss I Have Cancer? Step-by-Step Approach (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

  3. How to Explain Your Condition (AARP)

  4. Talking About Your Cancer Diagnosis (Macmillan Cancer Support)

  5. How to Tell Your Friends and Family About Your Cancer Diagnosis (WhatNext)

  6. Telling Friends and Family That You've Been Diagnosed With Cancer (Verywell)

  7. Telling Loved Ones about Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis (

  8. Telling Others About a Lung Cancer Diagnosis (Everyday Health)

  9. Telling Others About Your Cancer (American Cancer Society)

  10. Telling Others About Your Cancer (Livestrong)

  11. The Others in Your Life (Cancer Council)


Video Library

  1. Communication is Key (Your Cancer Game Plan)

  2. Communication Tips (Your Cancer Game Plan)

  3. Difficult Conversations (Your Cancer Game Plan)

  4. Talking to Your Children About Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis (Patient Power)


tips for keeping family and friends informed


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