Ask-the-Expert Conferences: Managing Breast Cancer Fears

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In these Ask-the-Expert online conferences, our experts answered questions about managing fear and other emotional effects of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Some of the questions include:

  • "I'm feeling overwhelmed with information, much of it conflicting. I get recommendations from my doctors, but ultimately it's up to me what combination of chemo/radiation I go with. How can I stop worrying about making the best choices?” Answer.
  • "I am always afraid. I had two stage-1 cancers, negative nodes and the doctor told me I will be here when I am 80. But I am always afraid. There are no guarantees. Everything makes me nervous. How do I get rid of this fear?” Answer.
  • "Sometimes I worry that I should have had more treatment than was recommended. How do I come to peace about that?” Answer.
  • "I want to move beyond, to forget that I ever had breast cancer, but I get scared that if I get on with my life, it will come back. Is this normal?” Answer.

The conference transcripts in this section are part of the Ask-the-Expert Online Conference program.

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