When people are facing a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment it can be a long and difficult journey. The focus is usually on fixing and healing the body but a stressful time like this can be hard on mental health and put a real strain on people’s relationships.
There is no denying that this is a really hard and difficult time for everyone. Patients, their families and their friends can all struggle to cope with their feelings and emotions and it is hard.
For patients it is about coping with the physical side effects of cancer and treatment and all the anxiety that comes along with that. Watching someone go through treatment can also be very difficult and frustrating, feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and frustration at being unable to help can take their toll.
Some people find it useful to contact mental health professionals to talk and get advice on how to cope.