Wednesday, April 11, 2012
ROCHESTER, Minn. — April is National Cancer Control Month, which focuses on the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer and on efforts to improve the quality of life of the more than 11 million cancer survivors in the United States.
While the physical effects of cancer and cancer treatments are well known, cancer patients also face social and psychological concerns, including coping with feelings related to their diagnosis, adjusting to a new lifestyle and relationships, understanding the financial impact of treatment and fear of cancer recurrence.
Mayo Clinic experts are available to discuss the mental health challenges faced by cancer survivors:
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, please contact Joe Dangor at 507-284-5005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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