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Pamela Cowan - August 2016
Though many patients feel relief following the completion of cancer therapy, it is also very common for anxiety and fear to surface as well. The fear that cancer could come back, or that the support the patients had during the experience will dissolve, and there's the concern that they're expected to return to their roles before cancer. These emotions can make survivors feel isolated and alone.
A research team at the University of Regina is launching a free Internet-delivered program called Wellbeing After Cancer, to address this population. The project is aimed at treating men and women who have completed cancer treatment in the past two years and are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The pilot study was completed in 2014 with excellent results and feedback from the participants.
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Original source: leaderpost.com