A diagnosis of cancer poses a variety of physical and emotional challenges to both patients and family members. Often when treatment is successful, resulting changes in patients' bodies, and sometimes sexual functioning, may affect their self-image and emotional health. Following cancer treatment completion, emotional issues often linger, and are sometimes more prevalent. Additionally, metastatic cancer and palliative treatment pose significant emotional issues for patients and family members about end-of-life.
Common Emotional Concerns Pre and Post Treatment
Depression & Sadness
Anxiety, Fear, & Worry
Sense of Loss
Fear of Recurrence
Sense of Helplessness
Alterations in Body Image
How Does Counseling Help?
Counseling is one of many multi-disciplinary approaches that is available to patients and their family members to better manage the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. Some of the benefits of counseling include:
Increased ability to cope with cancer diagnosis
Increased ability to manage treatment side effects, including anticipatory nausea
Assistance in discussing cancer diagnosis with other family members, including children
Reduction in anxiety and stress
Enhanced coping with end-of-life issues
Dr. Reschke offers free phone consultation. Please feel free to call or email.
14377 Woodlake Drive Ste. 315 Town and Country, MO 63017
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Dr. Anat Reschke is a licensed psychologist in Missouri (2001024796), is certified as a Missouri Psychological Health Service Provider, and is recognized by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.