Getting the news that you have cancer is not easy. “The first day is the worst; eventually it gets better,” says Chris, diagnosed with melanoma at age 36. “We hugged and after that we had a good cry,” says Veronica, diagnosed with breast cancer at age 42.

See how Chris, Veronica and others handled the news of their cancer diagnosis.

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Last updated: October 31, 2011