Cancer Survivors and Anxiety

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Cancer Survivors and Anxiety
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 9:02am

According to Health Day News, anxiety often plagues Cancer survivors and their loved ones. "Our results suggest that, after a cancer diagnosis, increased rates of anxiety tend to persist in both patients and their relatives. When patients are discharged from hospital care they usually receive only periodic check-ups from their medical teams and this autonomy in the post-acute period can be anxiety-provoking," Mitchell said.

"Further, the provision of rehabilitation and specialist emotional help is currently patchy. Efforts should be made to improve screening for anxiety and increase follow-up support for both survivors and their families," he added." read more

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