When you think of someone suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may picture a soldier home from deployment. But researchers found cancer patients may also suffer from PTSD. After all, a cancer diagnosis is traumatic. Your life flashes before your eyes. Doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America say regardless of whether it’s PTSD, persistent stress, if left alone, may hinder a patient’s ability to handle treatment and fight off the disease.
Read more about their advice for surviving physically as well as emotionally.
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