Cancer - mental health

Any serious illness impacts our mental health. For patients, caregivers, and their beloved ones, going through cancer can be a devastating experience. Receiving a potentially fatal diagnosis, going through treatment protocols, and learning to live with limitations will cause depression in many patients, as side effects from the treatment itself. Managing mental health desires could be a crucial part of the treatment process, and may even impact prognosis. Some patients may lose the ability to be independent. Others find that energy levels plummet and activities that were once a source of enjoyment are no longer possible. Care should be given to allow the cancer patient to experience their disease in whatever manner is best for them. Cancer treatments may also cause depression and anxiety. A side effect of chemotherapy known as chemo brain can cause fatigue, depression, mental fog, and other forms of cognitive impairment.