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Cancer Diagnosis

When You Have Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis is shocking and overwhelming – it is normal to feel a mix of emotions ranging from numb to angry.
 
Learning that you or someone you love has cancer can make you feel that your world has been turned upside down.  The Marie Yeager Cancer Center is here to help you and your loved one begin to make sense of life with cancer – from diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship to the emotional, dietary, and financial concerns. 

Every cancer is unique, which means an individualized treatment plan is developed for everyone. It’s important to be open and honest with your cancer care team so that all of your concerns, fears, and questions can be addressed.

If you have questions about symptoms, screening needs, resources, treatment, or after-treatment care, you can call one of our nurse navigators who are waiting to help you.  
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