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Coping with the shock of diagnosis

It's a huge shock to find out you have blood cancer and other people may not immediately understand what you're going through.

We spoke to four young adults about how they felt when they were diagnosed with blood cancer:

A blood cancer diagnosis is shocking and hard to process. Leanne, Jamie, Hinna and Emily tell us how they reacted.

So how do you cope with a blood cancer diagnosis? Find out what might help, from the people who know:

Hinna, Leanne, Jamie and Emily talk about how they dealt with their blood cancer diagnosis and treatment.

We have answers to some of the most frequently asked questions people have when they're first diagnosed with blood cancer.

Support with blood cancer

Whatever stage you're at with blood cancer, whether you're worried you might have blood cancer, have just been diagnosed, are having treatment or are in remission, our Support Services Team is here to help you, your family and your friends.

Call us on 0808 2080 888 or email [email protected]if you have a specific question, or just to talk through how you're feeling. We can also support anyone affected by blood cancer who's worried about coronavirus.

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