When you are diagnosed with cancer in your 20s or 30s this can very quickly affect your friendships. You are most likely the first in your friendship group to be diagnosed with cancer and navigating this alongside trying to maintain relationships is really hard. So here's some information and advice that can help you.

After being diagnosed with cancer maintaining and even re-establishing relationships with your friends can be so hard. Some of them may say the 'wrong' thing, some may not even know what to say resulting in them becoming distant and unresponsive, and some may turn out to be those magical unicorn friends who get it *exactly right.*

Check out our cancer and friendship topics for more information:

Lifting the Lid on Cancer and Friendship

Trekstock Talk's on Communication

Communicating in the time of COVD-19

Check out our charity friends who can provide your friends and family members with support and advice:

Sophie's Stars

Sophie’s Stars provides is dedicated to supporting family and loved ones of people diagnosed with cancer. We have lived through a cancer diagnosis and treatment of someone else, and felt a gap in the support available to us as supporters. Our mission is to bridge this gap to ensure the support you give your loved ones is the best, whilst also being mindful of yourself. It is vitally important to look after yourself, as it allows you to help your loved one with more energy and focus.

Sophie’s Stars is a community of people who have shared experiences, are able to provide advice and support, and who just simply want to talk to each other. We pride ourselves on the values of compassion, openness and honesty.