Hey guys, I was diagnosed with Stage III Adenocarcinoma (non-squamous carcinoma of the lungs) in October of 2015. I was in university and I'm struggling with the lifestyle changes I've had. I'm feeling really isolated from my community because cancer isn't something that people are comfortable dealing with in university, I have become 'the girl with cancer'. No one really knows how to approach me or how to talk to me. I get it, cancer is uncomfortable, so people avoid talking to me all together in order to avoid the topic. I have grown apart from my close friends because I don't want them to see me at my worst and I don't think they can understand what I am feeling and going through. I think it's hard for them to understand that I can't do a lot of the things I used to do. I also spend a lot of time at the doctor's or recovering from treatments, so I feel like we are losing touch. On top of this, I understand that our priorities and our concerns are completely different. I find it challenging to be a supportive friend when my friends break up with a boyfriend or do poorly on a test, in my position, that isn't something to be overly concerned with. I know it is a big deal for many young adults, but I have moved past that being the definition of 'the worst thing that can happen'. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix my relationship with my friends or any tips on how to deal with social isolation?