• What psychological side effects has cancer caused for you?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    What psychological side effects has cancer caused for you?

    Have you been able to deal with them? How? Thanks for your input on this.

    36 Answers from the Community

    36 answers
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      in day by day it seems that no physiological damage were left. .. But then when something happen outside of the "normal" I realize that anxiety reaches me in a level different than before cancer. ...I also have anxiety when telephone rings because for almost a year practically all calls in and out where to talk about cancer as I live abroad. ...God continue blessing all of us

      over 4 years ago
    • vinsickc's Avatar
      vinsickc

      This is my second battle with the disease, breast cancer. Found out on year 10 that it had returned on my mastectomy scar and my internal memory nodes. The past year and a half I've gone through several different hormone therapy and radiation. Up until now all of my pet scans have shown activity continued in my lymph nodes. Current results show activity still however being told that there is Molecular activity in right breast at surgery site, which is confusing because it's been 11 years since my mastectomy and 10 years since Reconstruction. My doctor says quote unquote so this is normal. How can you have normal Molecular activity by a surgery site that hasn't been touched for all these years? Now that whole area had then radiated a year ago can it be due to that? It's hard when you feel a lack of support from your doctor because he gets irritated when you ask questions, hello expect it! I don't trust anything I'm told, is this normal? Maybe because I was told I was out of the woods for 10 years. Maybe it's because I trust instinct, which is what found my cancer both times.

      almost 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      If you can't get a straight answer from your Dr. get a Dr. who can answer your questions. Most insurances pay for second opinions.

      almost 4 years ago

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