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How might a cancer diagnosis affect my partner emotionally?

When someone is presented with a cancer diagnosis, they often run through a gamut of conflicting feelings. One feeling is the fear of death. A cancer diagnosis can -- understandably -- feel like a death sentence, no matter what the survival rate. Another feeling is frustration, stemming from the belief that they are losing control… over both their health and their life. Finally, depending upon the type of cancer, your partner may feel betrayed by his or her body, and may even feel that they have lost their femininity (especially common with breast cancer) or masculinity (testicular cancer, penile cancer, etc.).

Knowing all of this, you should seek to control your own anger, frustration, and sadness, have patience, and just try to be there for your partner.
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