How to Find Hope and Support After a Cancer Diagnosis: Dr. Cortina Advice

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Host Patricia Wu and guest Dr. Cortina Peters, a therapist and two-time cancer survivor, discuss the importance of acknowledging difficult emotions, the power of support systems, and the value of therapy when coping with a life-changing illness.

Don’t Ignore Your Feelings

It’s okay to feel sad, angry, or scared after a serious diagnosis. Allow yourself to experience these emotions without feeling stuck in them.

The Power of Support

Lean on loved ones who provide encouragement and understanding. Consider joining support groups with others facing similar challenges.

Therapy Can Help

Therapists can provide a safe space to process complex emotions and teach healthy coping strategies.

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