• Addressing your mental state

    Asked by gonewest on Saturday, January 24, 2015

    Addressing your mental state

    Has your cancer diagnosis and treatment caused you psychological suffering? Have your doctors offered you any help?

    Here's an article from the L.A. Times, written by a cancer patient on this subject.

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-cancer-treatment-psychosocial-healthcare-20150121-story.html

    23 Answers from the Community

    23 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      dsjmrpt.....WHY do you think it is NOT NOW?

      over 6 years ago
    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      @Rita. Glad the article spoke to you. Thanks for posting.
      @PHOENIX. I have asked the same question. It takes a medical degree to sort out all this. PCP's will try to help but they may not be comfortable treating symptoms that might be cancer-related.
      @barry. Why not now? Cancer patients don't demand care in this area because the expectation is we will return to baseline after the cancer treatment is stopped. We have little integrated care. There is no help offered when transitioning from active status to maintenance /NED status.
      @DS. I agree completely.

      over 6 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I have mentioned this before but Cancer Patients need a UNION....we have tremendous Power in our numbers and could get a lot of things made better....BUT of course sadly it will never happen. People don't use their power like it could be used and Generally in Society WE the People get slammed by The Power Structure of the Corporate Greedy Gods....but that's for another site and another day....maybe I'll go to my facebook page and vent about this. Venting always makes me FEEL Better...lol

      over 6 years ago

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