VIDEO: Tips that Help With the emotional distress caused by cancer

Video: Tips That Can Help With The Emotional Distress Caused By Cancer And Its Therapies

You may develop a lot of emotions and distress during the cancer journey.

You may sometimes have the fear of having cancer again, the guilt of being a survivor (especially if you have a friend that lost their lives to cancer), or anxiety of not knowing what to do when people expect too much from you. You will need deal with all these emotions and many more of them.

The best thing to do is listen to your body and mind. Take alot of rest and time for yourself and find someone to talk to about your worries, if you can.

Try to take control of what is coming ahead, stay informed. Regularly communicate with your health care providers on questions and talk to them about your concerns.

Tips that can help:

  • Having a friend you can connect and talk about your problems can be very helpful. This article outlines ways to help you talk about your cancer –Six tips to help you talk about your cancer
  • Try not to avoid these emotions but accept them.
  • Go for a regular check-up to prevent a second cancer

Resources to help the distress caused by cancer

We have many resources for people with cancer to help and inform during various stages and treatments which you can find in this link – Support For People With Cancer

Resources include:

Further reading

The Cancer Shop – All The Items You Need When You Have A Cancer Diagnosis

10 Things Every Cancer Patient Should Ask Before Joining A Clinical Trial

Journaling Through Chemo Helped Me Let Go Of The Cancer Pain

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