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Positive emotions benefit cancer healing process April 12, 2007

Posted by Dreamhealer in Healing.
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University of New Mexico: What are the more common reactions to being told you’ve been diagnosed with cancer?

Alice Conant: Faced with a potentially fatal disease, many people’s minds go blank. Even well-educated people can become very confused, especially with the barrage of diagnostic studies and biopsies that might be required. There are numerous individual reactions to receiving such news. Some people may ignore the information initially, while others might leap into action.

Denial is a common reaction, as it serves as a defense against a scary reality. We always recommend that a patient bring a family member or a friend along to appointments to take notes, record schedules and timelines, and gather other important information. The companionship, too, is extremely important.

UNM: How does a patient’s mental/emotional state affect their physical state? read More….

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