In terms of cancer diagnoses in women, breast cancer ranks very high. Statistics say that every eighth woman is diagnosed with breast cancer at some point. Only early diagnosis and treatment promptly are essential for chances of survival.
Understanding Breast Cancer Counseling
Counseling is a form of psychological help for people with breast cancer. This means dealing with the therapy’s physical and mental side effects, getting over the fear that cancer will return, and getting used to life after treatment.
People who need counseling can access various resources, including community centers, hospitals, and clinics, which can be performed individually or in a group setting. Such specialists as psychologists, social workers, and counselors focus on supporting patients dealing with breast cancer.
The Importance of Breast Cancer Counseling
Breast cancer counseling positively affects patients’ physical and mental health. Patients are always dealing with constant stress, high anxiety level, and negative emotions, which can be improved with the help of counseling. It can also help people understand how important it is to get regular mammograms and breast exams that help identify the disease early and offer support during the diagnosis process, for example, help decide which treatment options are best for them.
Recovery and Support
Counseling following treatment for breast cancer can be helpful in many ways. Women diagnosed with this disease can access various support groups. These gatherings allow people to form meaningful relationships with those who can relate to their struggles and offer emotional and practical help.
Remember, the key to successful treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing support for breast cancer patients is early identification, which may be achieved through regular mammography and breast examinations!
Many people need Breast Cancer Support and Education
Professional services offer free help to people who are dealing with breast cancer. One of them is CancerCare. The goal of the group is to make things easier for cancer patients mentally, practically, and financially. The information provided by this group is beneficial for the general public as well.
CancerCare is a professional service offering full-service support, including counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications, and financial and co-payment assistance. All of their services are provided by oncologists, social workers, and top-tier specialists around the world.
- They have helped 195,000 people who have been affected by cancer;
- Their doctors and social workers have provided emotional and practical support to 93,577 people;
- They have provided $26.4 million in financial assistance to 24,516 people to help with treatment costs;
- They have delivered 792,953 copies of the magazine to doctors, patients, and family members.
CancerCare specific services:
Cancer patients and their families get social workers’ assistance to cope with their psychological problems.
By joining others in similar circumstances, the participants can learn from one another and grow as individuals.
Workshops are available over the phone or online and last about one hour. Participating in these programs will teach you much about cancer and how to deal with it.
They offer important information published by authorities on cancer.
Eligible individuals may get financial support for transportation, home care, and childcare expenses incurred due to cancer treatment.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer have access to mental health services to help them cope with the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery processes. Reducing anxiety and providing more information about available therapies can improve people’s quality of life and health. Various resources and support groups exist to help people connect with and learn from others going through similar experiences.
-Written by Glenn Tellier (Founder of CRIE and Grupo Gap).
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