The post below is reblogged with permission from the LCSM website.
Patients and caregivers experience considerable stress and anxiety as a result of lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. How do you handle stress? Is it possible to prevent stress or is it ‘just a part of life’? Some individuals handle stress and anxiety better than others. We want to explore this topic in more detail during this week’s #LCSM chat.
T1: What kinds of stress do lung cancer patients experience due to their cancer diagnosis or treatment?
T2: What can healthcare providers do to help reduce stress for a lung cancer patient or caregiver?
T3: What can patients and caregivers do to help reduce stress for themselves and each other?
Our guest for this chat will be Dr. Niki Barr, (@nikibarrphd), a Dallas, Texas, based psychotherapist who specializes in working with cancer patients and their families and teaches them how to “move through the continual challenges of cancer with emotional wellbeing”.
We know this is a very sensitive subject and we don’t expect anyone to share his or her most personal stories in such an open forum. So we are offering an opportunity for you to submit questions to Dr. Barr in a confidential setting. If you have a question you’d like answered or addressed during the chat, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those of us associated with #LCSM Chat will be privy to the contents of the email. We will then forward the questions to Dr. Barr for possible use during the chat. Please note that if we use your question, we won’t use your name.
Please join us Thursday, March 13, 7 CT/8 ET, for an in-depth conversation about stress and anxiety associated with a lung cancer diagnosis.
Thoughts or questions? Email us directly at email@example.com, leave a note on our blog or send us a direct message on Twitter, @lcsmchat.