The Emotional Side of Cancer Recurrence

Patients who experience the return of cancer may feel a range of emotions before, during and after treatment including anxiety, fear or depression.

At Louisville CyberKnife, we work hard to make your cancer care experience positive and comfortable. For patients with a recurrent cancer, we understand the emotional toll this can have on you and your family. Our experienced CyberKnife® nurse navigator works with you and your loved ones during each appointment to answer questions including any emotional concerns you may be having. Work toward having an open and honest dialogue with all those involved in your cancer journey to maintain a healthy outlook on your diagnosis.

The American Cancer Society has additional information on how cancer can affect you:

“When you are told you have cancer, the diagnosis affects not only you, but also your family and friends. You may feel scared, uncertain, or angry about the unwanted changes cancer will bring to your life and theirs. You may feel numb or confused. You may have trouble listening to, understanding, or remembering what people tell you during this time. This is especially true when your doctor first tells you that you have cancer. It’s not uncommon for people to shut down mentally once they hear the word cancer.”

Visit the American Cancer Society to learn more about the emotional impact of cancer. And if you or a loved one is dealing with a cancer recurrence, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physicians.