After the diagnosis: The fear of cancer recurrence and progression | 5 min
Fear of cancer recurrence and progression affects 50%–70% of cancer patients and presents on a continuum from mild to significant levels of anxiety. Understanding when your patients’ anxiety becomes clinically relevant is important to ensure they get the help they need. Severe fear of cancer recurrence and progression will not go away with time and may even negatively impact their treatment regime.
In this brief video, Clinical Psychologist Michelle Davey discusses how to identify patients with severe fear of cancer recurrence and progression to be able to offer them specialised psychological treatments.
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Melanoma Institute Australia
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