Receiving the news that you have cancer may be the most difficult and stressful experience you’ve been through. Suddenly, you’re in a world of your own. Everything is surreal. Time speeds up, yet slows down at the same time. You’re scared, you can’t sleep, and you can’t eat. The anxiety and the stress at the time of diagnosis can be hard to manage. You have a battle ahead of you and it’s important to get your psychological self in fighting mode.
Anxiety is normal and everyone experiences it. It’s natural to feel anxious before a job interview, giving a speech, or major surgery. Anxiety helps you prepare for real danger. Your body responds with a faster heartbeat to pump blood to your muscles, letting you either run or fight off the danger. This is your fight-or-flight response.
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