The night's topic questions were:
T1: What are the signs of emotional distress? How do you know when it is time to get additional help?
T2: How often is emotional state discussed during patient visits? Is it asked about during cancer care appointments?
T3a: What situations for you have led to emotional distress? What are some key triggers?
T3b: What do you do that helps you through times of distress? What are some resources?
T4: Once beyond treatment, many survivors continue 2 worry & have feelings that impact daily living. What can survivors do to cope?
T5: Living with uncertainty of a recurrence is difficult. What have you found helpful?
T6 (1/2): When we connect w/ others impacted by cancer, there is the reality of loss & also guilt re: surviving when others don't.
T6 (2/2): What keeps you connecting? What helps you cope?
If you missed the chat a complete transcript is found here.
Our next chat topic is Where to go for support . We hope you can join us on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9pm EST.
Mental Health Resources:
American Cancer Society Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures 2012-2013
Communications skills training for health care professionals working with people who have cancer - PubMed http://t.co/oiYAe6f8lN
NCI Fact Sheet Psychological Stress and Cancer
Cancer Care Support Services
LiveSTRONG Survivor Care and Survivorship Notebook
A literature review of the social and psychological needs of ovarian cancer survivors.
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
Harvard Health Blog - The mental and emotional challenges of surviving cancer
Living With Uncertainty | @NOCC_National Education Series Video
Thank you to everyone who has been using the #gyncsm hashtag and tweeting reminders about our chat.