Cancer is a condition where the cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably causing lumps and tumours.
The cancerous cells can then invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissues including vital organs.
There are over 200 different types of cancer and it is caused by various different factors.
Some cancers can be heredity and others can develope through diet, tobacco and alcohol.
There are many types of treatments on offer such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemical and biological therapies.
The impact of a cancer diagnosis presents an enormous challenge for both the person suffering from cancer as well as for the family and friends.
As well as having to deal with exhausting treatments, the people involved may also have an insecurity that is raised by a life threatening condition which can then result into the feelings of anxiousness, anger and loss.
The individuals that may be suffering from cancer and their family members can feel very isolated at this time and may feel like they do not want to reach out to people that they know as they do not want to burden the people around them and they may feel like they do not want to talk to people around them as the people around them may not be able to understand what they are going through.
Be U Counselling Service based in Poole, Dorset will not be able to cure your cancer or the cancer of your loved one, but it can help you to gain a better coping strategy in managing your feelings towards the cancer.
By having someone to talk to in a safe, confidential place, it can support you, your family, and your friends during this very difficult time.