Finding the positives
Families and experts spoke with us about the power of being as positive as possible. They said that being positive, “getting a lift” was a really important aspect of coping.
It can be as simple as having a laugh to lift your spirits or looking forward a special family gathering or event that is upcoming. They were clear that this was not about being unable to say that you are sad or worried, but looking for and finding good things in life can be empowering and may help with feeling that we have some control.
Here are some of the ideas that people affected by pancreatic cancer had about coping in the day to day: