For the Newly Diagnosed
Learning you have cancer can trigger a wide range of emotions, including shock, fear, numbness, sadness, and even anger and betrayal. You may feel overwhelmed by your emotions or by having to make numerous decisions about your care. You may find it difficult to absorb so much new, and often confusing, information.
The more you learn about your cancer and the available treatment options, the better prepared you will be to handle the challenges ahead and to make informed decisions about what is right for you.
It is important to know that you are not alone.
At the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), our highly qualified team of oncologists work together to provide you with compassionate, integrated and state-of-the-art care, all in a comfortable outpatient environment.
A word about support
Don't be afraid to reach out to others during this difficult time. Your family and friends, your doctors and health care team, and local cancer support groups and other organizations can provide much needed support and encouragement and play a vital role in your recovery.
Our cancer care site has many resources providing information about cancer and how to seek help.