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Emotional + Mental Health within Treatment

Updated November 20, 2023 in General

Was your mental and emotional health discussed during diagnosis, active treatment, or remission/NED/long term treatment? Would love to hear more about your experiences with this topic 💛

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  • lescp3Care Partner

    I was a care partner for a cancer journey, and we were so incredibly fortunate to have an oncologist who spent at least 30 if not 45 minutes with us each visit and REALLY asked HOW we were doing (with the focus clearly on the patient as the primary inquiry).

    November 21, 2023
  • lescp3Care Partner

    This oncologist also believed in complementary treatments - including sound therapy and massage and accupuncture - during and after treatment. I would classify all of these as addressing (or trying to address) mental health throughout the journey. Yet he would have stated they addressed physical outcomes too.

    November 21, 2023
  • CamilleOther

    Love all of these :) and that’s amazing your oncologist was able to offer that time with you guys. It can make such a difference

    November 28, 2023
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