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Anxiety

Definition

Receiving a cancer diagnosis for yourself or a loved one triggers a spectrum of emotions. Anxiety is a common feeling that you may experience. Anxiety is often characterized by feelings of tension, stress, and/or worried thoughts about the future. It’s that feeling you get when you start thinking “what if?” Some stress is normal and can be expected. But whether anxiety is a new experience for you, you’re finding that your usual coping techniques are not effective anymore, or you are feeling overwhelmed or debilitated by anxiety, we are here to help. Connecting with others is a way to normalize and validate your feelings. We also have counseling available with licensed mental health counselors to help you explore and develop new methods of coping. Regardless of how you are feeling, we are here to help you navigate the journey ahead.