Healthy Living

How to Cope with Sadness When Cancer Treatment Ends

Don't be afraid to ask for help

Many recovering cancer patients hear that they should always ask for help if they need it, but relatively few actually seek out that assistance.

Barbara Edwards is 61, and has been free of cancer for almost five years. It only took her three days after the end of her treatment and she decided after a while that she needed professional help. Now, she advocates for others to do the same, as it can be life changing and saving. She says, "don't be ashamed. If you need help, you need it. If you need a psychiatrist, you go to a psychiatrist."

Many who have finished treatment decide that they want to do everything for themselves now, and want to avoid seeking help from others. However, in order to help yourself, sometimes you need someone else to help you first - and there is nothing wrong with that.