Dignity means different things to different people but, in general, it is related to feelings of self-worth.
Your feelings of dignity, regardless of how far your cancer has progressed, may depend on controlling pain and symptoms, remaining independent, receiving honest but tactfully delivered news from your doctor, looking good and maintaining the highest quality of life possible.
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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.
Last updated 30 August 2015