Coping with the emotional toll of breast cancer – from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond – can be difficult for patients, as well as for their loved ones and caregivers. In this episode, Dr. Karen Fergus discusses the evolving needs of patients throughout their breast cancer journey, helpful resources and coping strategies, confronting mortality, and prioritizing life after cancer. This podcast episode was supported by Hoffmann-La Roche Limited.
About Dr. Karen Fergus:
Dr. Fergus is a clinical health psychologist at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto, researcher, and professor of clinical psychology at York University.
Helpful Links and Resources:
For more information about coping with the shock of a breast cancer diagnosis and looking after your emotional wellbeing, visit: cbcn.ca/en/copingwithshock and cbcn.ca/en/emotional_wellbeing. Several support groups are also available for those seeking peer-to-peer services.
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About the Canadian Breast Cancer Network
CBCN is Canada’s leading patient-directed breast cancer health charity that voices the views and concerns of breast cancer patients through the promotion of information sharing, education, and advocacy activities. CBCN connects patients, caregivers, health care professionals, researchers, public health agencies, and industry stakeholders to improve knowledge translation and promote optimal health outcomes for Canadians with breast cancer. Learn more at cbcn.ca