Mind & Brain FAQs
Yes. Even if you have been reassured that your cancer can be cured, it is very normal to feel anxious or worried when diagnosed with cancer. You may also find that your friends and loved ones experience similar feelings to this when hearing your news.
When first diagnosed with cancer, you are usually introduced to a lot of new people, and presented with a lot of new information. This in itself can be overwhelming, especially you expect to remember everything you have been told.
Scans and blood tests are normal parts of cancer planning and treatment, and even though you may them a few times during your treatment, they can be a source of anxiety, even if the scan or test is painless.
There are many aspects of cancer that can cause you to become worried.
Many cancer hospitals and clinics do have counsellors available that you can be referred to. Psychological support can also be really valuable for people going through cancer treatment, especially if you feel you don’t have a large support group, or you're not especially comfortable speaking to the people in your support group.