Breast cancer patients and survivors often try to put on a happy face to keep up their own spirits and for the sake of their loved ones. But what do they really think and feel?
New apps and websites let breast cancer patients say the things they’re thinking honestly, with no holding back. Take a look at some of the inner thoughts and feelings shared by survivors and patients.
11. FEAR OF CRYING
Treatment affects physical health as well as the way one would think and feel. Some breast cancer survivors fear that once they start crying, they aren’t going to be able to stop.
10. TAKE CONTROL BY DEMANDING THE FACTS
Every hurdle ahead is measured and planned for when treatment is down the road. Breast cancer patients want to know how long it takes to get from one stage of the disease to the next.
Facts can help them cope.
9. THE EMOTIONAL TOLL
For many breast cancer patients, dealing with the emotional and psychological aspects of the disease is tougher than handling the nausea and pain. The link gives an eye-opening look into what the tool may take.
8. WHAT IT DOES TO THE KIDS
Moms with breast cancer sometimes feel as if the disease is killing their kids.
Kids would no doubt be affected in numerous ways.
7. THE MASCULINE POINT OF VIEW
Men can get breast cancer, too. Those who do find it weird to have what so many people think of as a women’s disease. The mental, emotional, and physical challenges could be particularly difficult.