Feelings of grief and sadness may follow the news that your cancer has returned or progressed, and it is important to be wary of signs of depression. Depression can make your life miserable, amplify your symptoms or even lead to a desire to die.
Possible signs of depression include ongoing despair and feelings of sadness or hopelessness that dramatically affect your ability to get on with things. In this case, you may need a health professional to help you get back on track.
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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.
Last updated 30 August 2015