It is likely that medical professionals will ask you about your alcohol consumption, and whether you use any drugs, either legal or illegal.
It is important to be honest with the professionals looking after you, because alcohol and drugs could impact on your cancer treatment, and the professionals looking after you will be able to talk to you about this. If you attend appointments with a family member or friend, and would prefer not to discuss this in front of them, ask your Consultant for some time at the end of the appointment to discuss your lifestyle and personal information. You could also involve a member of the TYA Team in this discussion.
If you are using alcohol or drugs, you could ask a member of the TYA Team for information about ‘harm reduction’ – This means exploring the ways that you can keep yourself safe while using alcohol or drugs.