Coping with cancer is difficult at best. In addition to physical changes, the disease can cause emotional, psychological, spiritual, financial, and social upheaval. It may help to remember that many of the more than nine million American cancer survivors alive today and their families continue to live healthy, productive lives.
Here are a few things to remember when facing a cancer diagnosis:
- Patients can help make cancer treatment as positive as possible by taking part in their health care—and becoming active members of their health care team.
- You can learn ways to help you deal with the emotional changes that cancer brings.
- You needn't face cancer alone. Sharing the news with your family and friends can help them be part of your cancer care team, too!
Huntsman Cancer Institute's Patient and Family Support team can help patients and their loved ones answer questions, find resources, and reduce the distress associated with cancer. Call 801- 585-9755 to contact a member of the team.