Mental Health and Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can affect you and your family’s mental health. It can lead to depression, distress, anxiety, and stress, in turn influencing your daily life. Below are a few resources that can help cope:

Your mental health can greatly influence treatment outcomes. Therefore, it is vital that you understand and recognize these negative emotions and seek help. Help can come in many forms—whether it be therapy, support groups, or counseling—and can assist you through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Here are a few of these resources:

Ostomy Support Groups:

Psychosocial Support for Young Adults: