In this episode of CURE Talks Cancer, we spoke with colorectal cancer survivor Danielle Ripley-Burgess and childhood development specialist Leslie Welch about how parents or caregivers facing a cancer diagnosis can have discussions with children of any age about cancer.
The survey contained questions on a range of issues they may have experienced, including pain, fatigue, as well as issues with sexual function, body image and finances. Researchers then looked at the anxiety and depression associated with those issues, and talked with patients about what they thought might be causing those problems.
After being diagnosed, my first inclination was to to go to my bedroom, put my head under the covers and ignore the world. Fiends kept calling me and I ignored the calls. Finally, I answered the telephone in frustration.