News of Note: Avoid the “Be Positive” Trap

July 25, 2022

It’s normal to have bad days. But, if you find that your anxieties, worries, or fears are interfering with your day-to-day activities or sleep habits, talk to your doctor. According to Georgetown University School of Nursing, research has shown there may be a connection between mental health and cancer survival. Experiencing a life-threatening illness affects more than a patient’s physical health. The emotional stress, uncertainty, and physical pain can all take a toll on an individual’s mental health. This is especially true for cancer patients. From processing the news of a cancer diagnosis to navigating the plan of care, it is important for cancer patients to focus on both the body and the mind. Read more HERE.


Georgetown University (2022). Managing Mental Health After a Cancer Diagnosis. School of Nursing.



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