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Victoria Allen - August 2017
As increasing numbers of people are diagnosed with cancer in Britain, there continues to be a rise in emotional problems among patients and survivors, in particular Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many survivors who have been given the 'all-clear' continue to suffer from fear, anger and disrupted sleep.
Julia Cole, of Priory's Wellbeing Centre, described many patients' experiences as a storm-tossed ship during diagnosis during diagnosis and treatment and then suddenly landing on an island and asking 'what now'? She goes on to explain, "they feel like strangers to themselves....they say that doctors tell them to 'go off and live your life' but that can be harder to do than you might think."
For more on the research being done surrounding PTSD rates among cancer survivors, click here.
Original source: www.dailymail.co.uk