Challenges requiring cancer support:

  • Risk of substantial or permanent physical impairment
  • Inability to perform routine activities of daily living
  • Depression, anxiety, and other emotional distress
  • Fatigue & pain
  • Prolonged treatment
  • Fear of reoccurrence
  • Inability to work or fulfill normative social roles
  • Guilt, anger, sadness, confusion, fear, and isolation
  • Concerns about body image
  • Heightened sense of vulnerability
  • Changes in sexual function and reproductive ability
  • Changes in one's role within the family or relationships
  • Spiritual and existential issues
  • Possibility and meaning of death