Tips From AXA PPP To Help You Talk About Your Cancer

Tips from AXA PPP to help you talk about your cancer

AXA PPP healthcare has collected information from their clients regarding things people said to them that were difficult, upsetting or just annoying.  Also, things that were useful, kind, and got it just right.

AXA PPP healthcare has collected information from their clients regarding things people said to them that were difficult, upsetting or just annoying.  Also, things that were useful, kind, and got it just right.

In their booklet which can be downloaded at

https://www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/uploadedFiles/Widget_Content_(PB)/Health_information_landing_pages/Cancer/axa-speak-cancer-online-guide.pdf

They have put together top tips to help talk about cancer.

A summary of the AXA PPP booklet is below

  1. There is no right way when it comes to the language you use to describe how you feel.  Let others understand what works for you
  2. Let people know how you’d like them to respond when you’re feeling down. This can make it easier to get the support you need.
  3. Practising what you want to say can help you keep control.
  4. It’s also a good idea to let your work know how you want to talk about your cancer.
  5. Take the time you need to think about what the next phase of your life looks like. Then, importantly, let your partner and loved ones know.
  6. You might find comfort in speaking with other people going through the same thing for example
    • A group of people at work who are living with or have had cancer
    • A charity support group or a network of people with the same type of cancer as you that you meet at the hospital.

To find out more please download their booklet

Further Reading

Talking to someone with cancer: Five point guide from Cancer Care Parcel

Talking to someone with cancer

How to talk to your friend with cancer: Advice from a cancer patient

Cancer Care Parcel: What We Do For People Affected By Cancer

How To Talk To A Person With Cancer: What To Say And Not To Say

Practical suggestions for helping a friend with cancer

Talking About Cancer – What not to say: A recent article from the Daily Mail

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