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By Jessica Young RN CBCN
Patient Navigator at Michelles Place 

Learn to cope with your emotions about cancer


Last updated 3/3/2021 at 1:15pm

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Each person's response to breast cancer is different. It is hard to hear the words, "you have cancer," "your biopsy report came back positive."

You may not believe it or accept it. You may think "they" got it wrong. You might feel numb, frightened, sad or worried. As you learn more about your cancer and treatment options, this numbness may lessen. You may find yourself in a confusion mode and trying to cope with all different emotions. Initially, it is common to feel overwhelmed, shock, anger, sadness, fear, denial and in a few cases, hopeful. You may feel all of them or some of them at dif...

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