These are trying times for everyone. As we move into uncharted territory created by the coronavirus pandemic, it is normal for the average person to experience fearful thoughts. Add to the mix fears that are ever present for those with a cancer diagnosis and you have a formula for anxiety.
A cancer diagnosis has a significant impact on patients, caregivers and their families. It is normal for someone diagnosed with GIST to feel a whole host of emotions ranging from anger to fear, sadness and anxiety about the future.
Meditation has been used for centuries to relax the body and calm the mind. For cancer patients, it can be a powerful tool to help alleviate the fears and anxieties that accompany a cancer diagnosis.
When to seek immediate help for emotional issues. If you or your loved one have any of these symptoms, notify a treatment professional or reach out to a support hotline such as the National [...]
GIST patients deal with anxiety on a daily basis. A recent article in the New York Times has uncovered that anxiety actually lingers long after cancer.