May 6th, 2017
| Survivor: Breast Cancer
@ihadcancer I don't think it contributed to my initial diagnosis, but I often worry it may be a factor for recurrence.— brittneymemphis (@brittneymemphis) April 26, 2017
2. Work is a huge cause of stress, but there are ways to keep it under control.
A1 For me, cancer was thought to be related to immunosuppression, but stress management played a big role in my recovery #stressandcancer— Jessica Melore (@jessicamelore) April 26, 2017
Q3: I think setting expectations is a big thing-if you have a particular chemo schedule, organizing your work ahead of time #stressandcancer— Jessica Melore (@jessicamelore) April 26, 2017
@ihadcancer At one point I had to have a family member make all the calls because booking appointments was too stressful for me.— Danielle Nicosia (@ThycaSurvivor09) April 26, 2017
4. After you're diagnosed, stress levels, not to mention what stress looks like, are different.
A4. Yes. It impacted household finances, child care & daily routine. All of which affected relationships & family. #stressandcancer— Tinu Abayomi-Paul (@Tinu) April 26, 2017
@ihadcancer After treatment and surviving, some stress went away. Recurrence is always on my mind. I'm reminded every day when I take my medication.— brittneymemphis(@brittneymemphis) April 26, 2017
A8 When life "normalized" I got out of my 'fight/flight" mode & stressed about things i didn't think about before #stressandcancer— Jessica Melore (@jessicamelore) April 26, 2017
@ihadcancer Music, writing and connecting with others that get it help me cope. Especially volunteering my time to those that are newly diagnosed.— Danielle Nicosia (@ThycaSurvivor09) April 26, 2017
Q9 And finding those people who understand or who listen and aren't dismissive. They are few but they are wonderful humans. #stressandcancer— writer sam (@writersamr) April 26, 2017
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