We know things are scary right now. Something you never imagined would happen has come into your life and now it feels like you're on board a roller coaster. There are ups and arounds, turns and even a few upside downs and they take you by surprise because you can't always tell what's coming next.
So it's OK to feel sad, frightened and angry and you might feel all of these things and more, all at once, or one at a time. That's normal.
You might be worried about how your diagnosis will affect your whānau and friends too.
And there are a lot of new words to do with cancer, some you may never have heard before and that can be hard.
The important thing to remember is you are not alone. A lot of people are getting ready to take this journey with you, to help and care for you and support your whānau as well.