It is very normal to feel not quite “yourself” after finding out you have cancer. You may feel anxious, scared, angry, sad or even numb at times. You may feel each of these emotions all at once or at different times.
The important thing to know is that you are not alone. At CHOC Children’s, we’ve been treating teens and young adults with cancer for almost 50 years. You can talk to anyone on your healthcare team at any time about the feelings you are having and can provide you with tools for coping with your diagnosis and your emotions.