Social & Emotional Impacts of Cancer
Almost all cancer survivors will face psychological and emotional and issues that can show up many years after treatment. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer alone. Therapy, support groups, social media and community resources are available to help you cope with these issues. The first step in coping with psychosocial changes is realizing that you have an issue and having the courage to reach out for help.
Here are some of the most common psychosocial issues that cancer survivors may deal with:
- Fear of recurrence
- Grief is a natural result of loss. Loss can include your health, sex drive, fertility and physical independence.
- Body image
- Survivor guilt
- The workplace
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