Numb, confused, frightened, sad, angry … you may have all of these feelings and more if you have just been told you have bowel cancer. Everyone reacts in their own way and sometimes it’s hard to take in the fact that you have cancer at all.
Experiencing all of these feelings is part of a normal (even though it may not seem that way!) process of coming to terms with bowel cancer, and these feelings may come and go, random and powerful.
It helps to talk about how you feel with family and friends, and to take time, let the news sink in.