How cancer can affect your mental health

How cancer can affect your mental health

Being diagnosed with cancer is life-changing and can have a significant impact on a person’s emotional well-being, as well as those around them.

Thanks to medical advancements, we’re constantly improving our ability to quickly diagnose and treat different cancers, which has greatly improved the chances of remission or living for longer with the disease. But what is often considered secondary to the physical impact of cancer is its effect on a person’s mental well-being. Fear, anxiety, sadness and anger are common reactions to a diagnosis, and dealing with these emotions properly is crucial to improve quality of life.

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