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How can counseling help after a cancer diagnosis?

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Counseling services can help cancer patients and families:

Mental health care providers can create a treatment plan to meet specific needs. Strategies can be designed to help you regain a sense of control over your life and improve your quality of life. If depression is present, medications other than those treating your cancer may be prescribed.

  • Discuss issues of concern
  • Cope better
  • Gain a sense of control
  • Have a better-quality life

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: ''Coping with Cancer in Everyday Life.''

National Cancer Institute: ''Advance Directives.''

Cancer.gov

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 20, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: ''Coping with Cancer in Everyday Life.''

National Cancer Institute: ''Advance Directives.''

Cancer.gov

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 20, 2020

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