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Can the Trauma of Cancer Ever Heal?

From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship, facing cancer means addressing more than just the physical burden of medical treatment; it often means experiencing mental and emotional distress.  Call it Trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); many patients struggle to shake off all this turmoil after treatment ends. They seek support as they work to define… Continue Reading Can the Trauma of Cancer Ever Heal?

How to Stop Cancer Anxiety?

Feeling anxious when receiving a cancer diagnosis or undergoing treatment is understandable, even expected. Whether it’s about treatment-related side effects, cancer spreading, or returning after treatment has ended, whether it’s about losing our independence, our support system, relationships, etc. In the dictionary, anxiety is described as feeling nervous, worried, and on edge. These normal and… Continue Reading How to Stop Cancer Anxiety?

Cancer PTSD

Facing a cancer diagnosis and all the change that follows can be daunting. We were never taught how to process and cope with any life-threatening illness, especially cancer. The result of being so unprepared for this physical, mental, and emotional injury is Cancer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, better known as PTSD. What is Cancer PTSD?… Continue Reading Cancer PTSD

Cancer and Trauma

The connection between cancer diagnosis with trauma isn’t clear from the get-go. And since medical personnel are unlikely to talk about emotional injury, many will never seek support. Before hearing these three powerful words, “You Have Cancer,” you were someone’s father, mother, son, or daughter; you had hopes, dreams, and aspirations. The moment those words… Continue Reading Cancer and Trauma