Cancer takes an emotional toll

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People who take on life as a challenge tend to welcome new situations as opportunities to learn, to grow, to develop on a personal level and to bounce back. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Dr. Sandra FinestoneSpecial to the Valley NewsHearing the words “you have cancer” changes your world in a matter of seconds, and you can never completely go back to the safety of wellness again.A cancer diagnosis can cause both physical and emotional change. It can change how you feel about your body, about your relationships and about what is important to you. You may find, due to fatigue, you can’t do the everyday things you have been able to do in the past.There is no “right” way to feel. Your emotions are a product of your situation, your personality and your coping style. People who take on life as a challenge tend to welcome new situations as opportunities to learn, to grow, to develop on a personal level and to bounce back. Others look at everything with pe
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