These are trying times for everyone. As we move into uncharted territory created by the coronavirus pandemic, it is normal for the average person to experience fearful thoughts. Add to the mix fears that are ever present for those with a cancer diagnosis and you have a formula for anxiety.
A cancer diagnosis has a significant impact on patients, caregivers and their families. It is normal for someone diagnosed with GIST to feel a whole host of emotions ranging from anger to fear, sadness and anxiety about the future.
Meditation has been used for centuries to relax the body and calm the mind. For cancer patients, it can be a powerful tool to help alleviate the fears and anxieties that accompany a cancer diagnosis.
GIST patients deal with anxiety on a daily basis. A recent article in the New York Times has uncovered that anxiety actually lingers long after cancer.
A recent article in CureToday.com revealed a study that shows how mind-body surgery prep may reduce anxiety. Keep reading for more information!
Each member has a unique story, but all reflect the intrinsic courage of one facing the challenge of GIST. Stephanie De Jong shares her story.
The LRG was fortunate to get a few minutes with GIST specialist, Jonathan Trent, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, who shared his experience with his patients over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eric Lindberg, diagnosed with GIST in 2017, works as an emergency room nurse and has been on the frontlines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this year it takes on new dimensions due to the COVID-19 health pandemic for those already coping with mental illness as well as those adversely affected by the the struggles the pandemic has created.
We often hear our patients and caregivers say they are struggling with anxiety due to a GIST diagnosis. This anxiety can put a damper on everyday life. Here are ten tips to stay in the moment when your thoughts wander.