The Fear of Cancer by Susan Saloom
The fear of having cancer treatment can actually be worse than the fear of the disease itself. Terror kicks in and the body's fight or flight mechanism goes into overdrive and stays that way - flooding the body with stress hormones. It's called 'Diagnosis Shock' and it's a lonely, frightening place. You'll be told you have few options and you'll probably be encouraged to rush into chemo for a cancer that may have been there for a long time already. There's no time to think and in any case you can't think because you are terrified. So what can you do?