Cancer and dealing with emotions: Anger
Anger is a natural response when life’s plans and hopes are cruelly interrupted by cancer. Often people who are affected by cancer, whether they are suffering or close to someone who is, direct anger at the situation they find themselves in and at the unfairness of it all. Sometimes this can be taken out on those closest to us.
How to deal with it
According to Macmillan Cancer Support, "Feeling angry is to be expected and there’s no reason to feel guilty about it. It may help to talk to someone about it, a relative or old friend or someone who has been through the same experience."
A helpful tip
Try writing about your feelings. Writing can be a good way to vent your anger and prevent you from taking it out on those around you, writes Lisa Lynch on her blog, ‘Alright Tit’
. Lynch began the blog when she was diagnosed with breast
cancer and found it to be therapeutic in dealing with the "frustrating, life-altering, sheer bloody pain
-in-the-arse inconvenience" of the disease.
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