The Aftermath of a Diagnosis: Anxiety

Denise

The Aftermath of a Diagnosis: Anxiety

Denise
smiley_anxiousThe New York Times published an interesting article (Anxiety Lingers Long After Cancer) today about carees with cancer and their caregiving spouses. The study uncovered a symptom of a cancer diagnosis: Anxiety.

According to the article:

"Nearly 18 percent of patients experienced serious anxiety two to 10 years after their diagnosis, compared with about 14 percent of the general population. But in a cluster of studies that looked at couples, anxiety levels in that time frame grew to as high as 28 percent in patients and 40 percent in their spouses."

I wonder: Does this stat resonate with you? Do you feel that anxiety has become a side effect of your caree's diagnosis? Please share your thoughts and experiences in our comments section, below.

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