Dealing with your diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be challenging. You may experience feelings of depression and anxiety. It’s important to understand that these emotions are normal, and our dedicated medical team offers the support and resources to address all aspects of your mental health.
First and foremost, it’s important to understand that you are not alone in your cancer fight. We make sure to help you identify your “Team” from day one. This can consist of family, friends, and other loved ones who we will be with you on this journey to help you get through the challenging days. We will check in with you throughout your treatment course and encourage you to utilize your team for whatever you may need.
Secondly, a chronic diagnosis can be the most major source of stress and disappointment in a person’s life. The AYA program will support patients to see their diagnosis in the context of their life, objectively examine how they respond to stressors, so we can provide you the right support and resources during your journey.
Lastly, we feel that every AYA patient benefits from a sense of community. Connecting with others who share similar experiences and challenges can be emotionally healing. We keep all of our AYA patients up to date on all upcoming AYA Community Activities, so they can build a supportive network.