Helping Patients Cope with Scanxiety

VIDEO | 17:00

Memorial Sloan Kettering  psychologist Katherine DuHamel  is a pioneer in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy to help cancer survivors cope with post-traumatic stress syndrome and anxiety caused by their diagnosis and treatment. In addition to seeing a therapist, DuHamel recommends trying relaxation techniques and becoming informed about what to expect during and after treatment. Seeking support from loved ones, finding pleasant distractions, and getting reliable information about your diagnosis and treatment can also help you prevent and manage anxiety.