When someone is diagnosed with cancer, life changes dramatically not only for that person but also those in the patient’s support system. The effect cancer has on the family as well as cancer survivors. when there is a cancer diagnosis, friends and loved ones sometimes don’t know what to say and don’t know what to do. That makes it hard. But do some things, like providing service or transportation or a gift card or bringing a meal, it’s the way to help. The family need to come together and produce serotonin, norepinephrine and some dopamine. Those neurotransmitters also help with the immune system. They help to enhance it. Even though you think it just affects the mood, it also helps physiology. Optimism can help an individual look at things realistically, and it will help the family come together in a positive way.