10 Mental Health Challenges Cancer Survivors Go Through

The Mighty gathered some great thoughts about mental health struggles after cancer treatment. It’s a time period when everyone thinks everything should be fine, but often isn’t. I shared a few words as #6 on the list.


“Post-cancer has left my mind filled with equal parts relief and dread. For me, the hardest mental challenge of surviving is watching those who don’t. It has been heartbreaking (depressing) to watch friends and family die of cancer. Those deaths are a reminder of the internal ticking bomb (anxiety) of recurrence. Having talented mental health professionals in my corner has been a tremendous help. Building up mental resiliency is a crucial tool in surviving cancer.”

Read the full list on The Mighty.

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