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BY Sarah Zizinia

Cancer can bring a wide range of emotions for patients, both after a diagnosis and during treatment. Coping with side effects and a changing body can become difficult. While most feelings are healthy and to be expected, some cancer patients can have an increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

We spoke with licensed clinical psychologist Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D., about signs caregivers should look for and...

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BY Sarah Zizinia

When you want to know what to expect from cancer treatment, it can help to talk to someone who has gone through it. Each patient’s experience...

BY Lauren Adams

Anxiety is a normal reaction to a perceived threat or stressful situation. It can range from mild nervousness to a full-blown panic attack...

BY Sarah Zizinia

A new cancer diagnosis can change your priorities and day-to-day routines. Many patients and their caregivers feel a range of emotions, including shock, sadness, anger, disappointment and confusion. The added anxiety of awaiting test results and appointments can cause even more stress.

“Having an emotional response to a cancer diagnosis is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation,” says licensed clinical pyschologist Catherine...

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BY Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D.

Social anxiety is the reluctance to engage in everyday activities you normally enjoy, because you’re worried about making a mistake, feeling...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Thousands of people will get screening exams for breast cancer, cervical cancer and lung cancer this year. Others will get diagnostic tests...

BY Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D.

Burnout is the combination of exhaustion, detachment and cynicism that can sometimes develop when we’re faced with unrelieved stress over...

BY Heather Alexander

There’s no doubt about it, food and stress are linked. And it’s not just that when you’re stressed you might eat too much, or too little,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines earlier this month for those who’ve gotten vaccinated against...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Cancer patients can experience a wide range of side effects. For some, migraine headaches can have a big impact on their quality of life.<...