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TDC #28: Cancer PTSD is Real: How to Cope with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Apr 23, 2019

Many people diagnosed with cancer also experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and for some, this persists and sometimes worsens with time, even after successful cancer treatment. PTSD is most often associated with traumatic events such as war, sexual and physical attacks, natural
disasters, and serious accidents. But people with cancer may experience it too. According to a recent study, nearly 1 in 4 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer experienced PTSD symptoms which persisted for years.

 

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

Why many people with cancer also experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What are the main symptoms of PTSD in people with cancer

Why PTSD in some cancer patients sometimes worsens with time, and for some, the symptoms persist for years

PTSD treatment options and practical PTSD coping techniques for cancer patients and cancer survivors

Truth & Dare Quote: Don’t ‘fight’ cancer, rather surrender to feeling and healing instead.

 

Featured on the Show:

TDC #24: Cancer Coaching or Therapy?

TDC #23: Emotional Rest and Cancer

TDC #04: Healing Vibes of Trees for Cancer

+  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-8255 | website

+  Book "After Diagnosis: LIFE" by Jim Henry

If you are not quite sure how to move forward, let's get on a brief call and you can tell me exactly what’s going on and what you are looking for -- we can figure this out together. Book your free 15-minute clarity session here, or go to https://www.truthanddarecancer.com/call.

Join the Truth & Dare Cancer Facebook Community. It’s a safe space where I and lots of other like-minded women with cancer hang out and share our stories, struggles, tips, and support.

Learn more and apply for I Can Cancer, my step by step coaching program here: using mindset work, emotions processing and coaching techniques to hold your hand and guide you through your cancer journey so that you can go through this traumatic and intense experience with as much help along the way as possible. Whether you need help with not losing your identity to cancer, or dealing with your negative thinking, or learning ways to process your emotions and create healthy boundaries, this program can help you.

 

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