In the wake of a cancer diagnosis, you may experience unprecedented feelings like intense frustration or overwhelming sadness. Your emotions may even shift wildly from moment to moment, leaving both you and others confused.
Though uncomfortable, these feelings are completely normal, says Dr. Erin K. Taylor. “Emotions,” she says, “are simply part of the human experience.”
Dr. Taylor is a Clinical Health Psychologist with Sapphire Health Psychology in Charlotte. As a mental health professional, she often works with patients who are processing recent medical diagnoses, cancer included.
In this blog, we partner with Dr. Taylor to discuss some common emotions experienced by oncology patients and tips for coping with them.