This patient summary on anxiety is adapted from a summary written for health
professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about
cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, and ongoing clinical
trials is available from the National Cancer Institute. Anxiety is a normal
reaction to cancer, but it can interfere with a patient's quality of life and
the ability to follow through with cancer therapy. This brief summary
describes the causes and treatment of anxiety experienced by cancer patients.
Anxiety that may arise after cancer therapy has been completed is also
discussed in this summary.
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