As the diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing experience, all ovarian cancer survivors experience anxiety and a fear of recurrence. Support groups play an invaluable role for survivors and their loved ones. They provide a resource not only for women who have already been through treatment but also for those who are just starting their journeys, as well as their family members and caregivers. Participating in support groups can help alleviate the fear of recurrence and help manage expectations for the future. Join the NOCC’s online support group here.
A good understanding of the disease, treatments, and plans for follow-up can also help manage fears of recurrence. This knowledge can be empowering to both the patient and her family. Patients should also make sure that they have good access to the treating physician and to support services to have questions answered whenever necessary.
On Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm EDT, Susan Stollings, PhD, Counseling Psychologist and clinical team member with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cancer Center discussed recurrence fear and coping tips in this informative webinar.
Presented by the NOCC and UPMC
Sponsored by: AstraZeneca