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http://www.custom-hypnosis.com/cancer to learn about the power of spiritual healing and how it can help you by taking this free e-course. If you are diagnosed with one of the many types of cancers, ...

http://www.custom-hypnosis.com/cancer to learn about the power of spiritual healing and how it can help you by taking this free e-course. If you are diagnosed with one of the many types of cancers, you will likely find that it can be a very stressful experience. Of course just the word cancer will likely increase your stress level but all of the testing and treatment will add to your stress level as well. In some cases this addition of stress can really take an toll on the emotional health of the cancer patient

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  • 1. Emotional Affects of Cancers - How a Sufferer Can Be Affected Psychologically By Brian Bowie Reiki Master Photo Courtesy of 1876 at http://www.sxc.hu Learn How You Can Heal Cancer For Free at http://www.custom-hypnosis.com/cancer
  • 2. If you are diagnosed with one of the many types of cancers, youwill likely find that it can be a very stressful experience. Ofcourse just the word cancer will likely increase your stress levelbut all of the testing and treatment will add to your stress levelas well. In some cases this addition of stress can really take antoll on the emotional health of the cancer patient. This addedstress and emotional health can also affect your recoverynegatively because it could reduce the strength of yourimmune system. It is very important for both the patient andthe caregiver to understand the psychological problems thatare associated with cancer.When individuals are diagnosed with cancer, it is normal toexperience fear and anxiety. You will also likely be afraid of thetreatment and the pain associated with some of the cancertreatments. Many patients also develop a strong fear of death.As you can see, it can be very easy for fear and anxiety to takeover causing an increase in stress and a weaker immunesystem.Research also shows that individuals with advanced stages ofcancer tend to experience strong anxiety, but it tends to betriggered by fear of abandonment and dependency on othersrather than by fear of death. Even those that have been curedof cancer are fearful that their cancer will return.
  • 3. This fear can lead to the normal symptoms of this emotion liketrembling, faster heart rate and sweating. Sensations such as alump in the throat and a knot in the stomach are othercommon signs of anxiety. An individual may also experiencemore serious consequences of this fear like panic attacks andanxiety disordersMost cancer patients will also likely experience somedepression. Research has shown that at least one in 4 cancerpatients will get clinical depression. You will also find that it isvery common for depression and anxiety to coexist . Some ofthe symptoms of depression are persistent sadness, a feeling ofemptiness, hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness.People with clinical depression usually have not only fear ofdeath, but also suicidal thoughts and plans. They can alsoattempt suicide Some other symptoms of depression areextreme fatigue, weight loss and trouble sleeping . Anotherthing that cancer patients might experience is guilt. This guiltcan lead to the individual losing interest in all activities andfinding it difficult to concentrate.
  • 4. Even though the cancer patient is going through a seriousmedical condition, anxiety and depression are also seriousconditions. If you have any of these conditions you should alsodiscuss these with your doctor so that you can diagnosed andtreated as early as possible. This treatment can help anindividual with cancer deal with their disease better and live amore normal life. It will also help strengthen their immunesystem so they can better fight off the cancer and the harshcancer treatments. Get a Free Spiritual Healing For Cancer E-Course and healthy subliminal download at www.custom-hypnosis.com/cancer