Anxiety and Cancer Patients

A normal reaction to hearing you have cancer is anxiety. You may also feel this while undergoing screening tests, waiting for your test results, receiving the diagnosis, undergoing treatment or even anticipating the recurrence of cancer. Anxiety may cause the feeling of pain, as well as interference with one’s ability to sleep, nausea and vomiting and interfere with the quality of life. If the anxiety becomes so severe that it becomes incapacitating or involves excessive worry or fear, it may warrant its own treatment. Untreated it may be associated with lower survival rates from cancer.

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