A cancer diagnosis is certainly life-changing for anyone. As with any life-changing event, you may experience stress and anxiety, but could all those feelings from a cancer diagnosis eventually amount to the levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? For some cancer patients – the answer is yes. But doctors at Cancer Treatment Center of America say it’s not necessarily from the diagnosis itself.
Read more about where they say a PTSD diagnosis may be triggered from in cancer patients, and how a psychological examination may help find what factors may also be contributing to that stress.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIN and YouTube.