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.


Reference:

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

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