Communicate Your Distress
Expanded and updated content from this page has been moved to the Guidance for Each Phase: In Crisis page on the new CancerChoices website.
We encourage you to update any bookmarks or links that connect to the BCCT site.
- Triage Cancer
- Nancy Novack and Barbara K. Richardson (editors): I Am with You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients
- Jackie Ogg, Herman Barangan and Andrea Betts: My Friend Has Cancer?!
- Keith I. Block, MD: Life over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
- NCCN Distress Thermometer and Problem List for Patients
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient and Caregiver Resources
- Hillingdon Oncology & Palliative Care Team : Coping with Stress: The Distress Thermometer
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First, take a few deep breaths. Clear your mind and calm your nerves. Trying to find and understand new information while you're panicked doesn't work well.
Then, take a look at these places, but take them one at a time. Don't feel like you have to get through this all at once. Take a "bite" of a manageable amount of information. Read what you find thoughtfully. Consider it carefully. Read it 2 or 3 times until you feel you understand what's there. You might want to look into the studies located in the footnotes, or you might leave that for a later time. When you feel ready for a new piece, come back and read some more.
Start with our Cervical Cancer page, https://bcct.ngo/cancers-and-symptoms/cancers/cervical-cancer. We don't have much there yet, but you will find information about conventional treatments, a good review article about integrative approaches, and some published protocols to investigate.
Another time, look through our therapy summaries, https://bcct.ngo/search-therapies/search-therapy-summaries/. You can search for therapies found effective in cervical cancer by selecting it from the Cancer Types: Benefit list in the search box on the left. See if any of those therapies interest you. Again, take this in small doses.
Take information that you find helpful to your medical team to see what your best options might be. If you need to find a medical professional with an integrative approach to add to your team, you might review our Centers, Clinics and Clinicians page, https://bcct.ngo/integrative-cancer-care/centers-clinics-and-clinicians. If you're outside the United States, look especially at the Other Guidance section toward the bottom of that page.
Best wishes in finding guidance on addressing your needs and moving forward with your health and wellness.
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