Dawn Speckhart, PhD, Clinical Health Psychologist at the Bone Marrow Transplant/Leukemia Program at Northside Hospital and Juanita McReynolds, a long-time survivor.
Dawn Speckhart, PhD
Dawn has been a Clinical Health Psychologist at the Bone Marrow Transplant/Leukemia Program at Northside Hospital in Georgia since 2002.
It is normal to experience fear after cancer as no one can guarantee 100% that your cancer will not recur.
50-70% of patients experience moderate to severe forms of anxiety/depression about this.
Some fear can be helpful as it keeps you compliant with your healthcare.
Too much anxiety can affect your overall quality of life though. For example, if you are overly fearful, you may have difficulty transitioning back into daily life and miss important moments that probably could have been safe for you to be a part of.
Ways to Cope with Anxiety
Juanita McReynolds, Peer Mentor, AML survivor of 24 years, and overall amazing lady
We acknowledge and thank the following Link Partners for their ongoing support.
• The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
• Incyte Corporation
• Pharmacyclics & Janssen