You’re probably already thinking of those friends and family members who bring a smile to your face simply by being present. When you’re feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, they walk in like a ray of sunshine and almost effortlessly lighten your load. In addition to the positive people in your life, surrounding yourself with positive energy such as inspirational books and uplifting music can add an extra touch of buoyancy to keep you afloat as you face the tsunami known as a cancer treatment.
- Mindsets are core assumptions individuals hold about the world. When facing the same situation, such as a cancer diagnosis, people may have very different mindsets about what it means for their life.
- Researchers stress that as cancer treatment becomes more precise and customized, psychological treatment also has the opportunity to become more effective if targeted specifically.
- In the current standard of care for cancer patients, although support groups and other resources are available to help with patients’ overall psychological health, mindsets tend to be overlooked.
“People routinely talk of their battles with cancer, and those who make their way to remission are known as survivors.”