Normal to cry a lot during treatment?

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Question from lola: I cry at every chemo session, the nurses and doctors just look at me. I just want to cry and cry, is that normal? I gush like a river.
Answers - David Spiegel Nobody ever died from terminal crying. It is not a terrible thing. I would worry if you find yourself sad most of the time, helpless or worthless. Maybe you are depressed and would benefit from treatment. On the other hand some people just want to vent some feelings, and if otherwise you are not depressed, then maybe it is okay. It may be more of a problem for them than it is for you.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Feelings about Breast Cancer featured David Spiegel, Ph.D. and moderator Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about the emotional effects of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in October 2000.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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