You may find that you don’t want to talk about your fears and concerns with family and friends. This may be because you feel uncomfortable discussing private matters, you don’t have the words to describe how you feel, or you fear becoming upset or overwhelmed.
Sometimes putting things into words makes it seem more real, and you may not feel ready to address some of these concerns. Everyone handles a cancer diagnosis in their own way. If you don’t want to talk, your wishes should be respected.