Depression impacts up to 1 in 4 cancer patients, and anxiety affects nearly as many patients and survivors. Caregivers are also at risk for substantial distress. Our blog series "Spotlight on Mental Health" examines the unique mental health concerns and needs of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and providers. The series also explores challenges to accessing mental healthcare and shares ways we are working to close the gap so that people can receive the cancer support they need to thrive.
Cancer-related side effects can be hard on patients physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our research uncovered one surprising explanation about the link between pain & nausea intensity and psychological well-being. Keep reading for more details and ways to cope.
Cancer treatment costs and other financial stressors can weigh heavy on cancer patients and their families. Many people are not sure where to turn for guidance. Our Cancer Support Helpline offers free financial navigation for people impacted by cancer. Read our blog to learn how our Financial Navigators can help ease your distress about cancer costs.
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Factor in the stress of a cancer diagnosis, and the numbers become even more concerning. To help address these urgent concerns, we’ve been busy expanding our support programs and services with new, innovative offerings. We share more in this blog, which kicks off a new series on mental health and cancer.