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Cancer and emotionsCCancer and emotionsCancer and emotionsEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.6000000000000074.6000000000000530.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<div class="asset-video"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CrrrTRsbCHE?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><h2>How does cancer affect emotions?</h2><p>When you’re facing cancer it’s normal to feel a whole range of emotions. Like other teens, you may find that your emotions change frequently. You might feel hopeful, happy and silly one day and then scared, angry and sad the next. It can feel a bit like being on an emotional roller coaster. </p><p>Emotions can also affect how your body feels. For example, you may have an upset stomach when you are worried or sad. When you are really happy, you may find that your body feels stronger or you have more energy. Handling the emotions that come with cancer can be challenging, but your health-care team is there to support you.</p>
Le cancer et les émotionsLLe cancer et les émotionsCancer and emotionsFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>Comment le cancer affecte-t-il les émotions?</h2> <p>Lorsque tu fais face au cancer, c'est normal de ressentir toute une gamme d'émotions. Comme d'autres adolescents, tu pourrais trouver que tes émotions changent souvent. Tu pourrais te sentir encouragé, heureux et joyeux une journée et être inquiet, fâché et triste le lendemain. Ça peut être un peu comme des montagnes russes d'émotions.</p> <p>Les émotions peuvent aussi affecter ton corps. Certaines personnes ont l'estomac dérangé lorsqu'elles sont inquiètes ou tristes. Quand tu te sens vraiment heureux, tu trouveras peut-être que ton corps est plus fort et que tu as plus d'énergie. Gérer les émotions liées au cancer peut être difficile, mais ton équipe de soins de santé est là pour t'aider.</p>

 

 

 

 

Cancer and emotions3524.00000000000Cancer and emotionsCancer and emotionsCEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)NANANAPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.6000000000000074.6000000000000530.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<div class="asset-video"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CrrrTRsbCHE?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div><h2>How does cancer affect emotions?</h2><p>When you’re facing cancer it’s normal to feel a whole range of emotions. Like other teens, you may find that your emotions change frequently. You might feel hopeful, happy and silly one day and then scared, angry and sad the next. It can feel a bit like being on an emotional roller coaster. </p><p>Emotions can also affect how your body feels. For example, you may have an upset stomach when you are worried or sad. When you are really happy, you may find that your body feels stronger or you have more energy. Handling the emotions that come with cancer can be challenging, but your health-care team is there to support you.</p><h2>Grief and loss</h2><p>When you have cancer it is normal to feel grief. Grief is the feeling you get when you experience a sense of loss. There are many things you might lose or worry about losing because of cancer. You can feel grief for losing something concrete like your hair or a part of your body or something that’s not concrete like your future plans or the experiences you expected to have. You might lose comfortable routines or your place on a sports team, in a club or band. Or you might lose friendships or a boyfriend or girlfriend. You might lose confidence in yourself or in others. You may also feel grief over losing your independence – you may need to rely on others to help you during your treatment.</p><p>Dealing with loss is extremely difficult, but it is a normal part of having cancer. The best thing you can do is recognize the things that you can’t get back and allow yourself to feel grief and sadness. Giving yourself this time to grieve will help you eventually find comfort and hope in other things. Spending time reflecting on the things you will lose can also help you recognize the parts that you will get back, such as your hair or your independence, and help you look forward to that day.</p><p>Don’t forget that it is OK to cry. Crying is a natural reaction to sadness or frustration and the release can help you feel a bit better.</p><h2>Grief and depression</h2><p>If your feelings of grief or sadness last a long time and change how you think or what you do, they may be a sign of depression. Depression means sadness or grief that doesn’t go away and is getting in the way of living and enjoying life. You will learn more about <a href="/Article?contentid=3573&language=English">cancer and depression</a> the lifestyle section. If you think you may be feeling depressed, talk to your health-care team. Treatment is available for depression to help you feel better and find hope again. </p><h2>Dealing with emotions</h2><p>Everyone deals with emotions in different ways. Some people talk easily about their feelings while others are more private. You have a lot of control over how you deal with your emotions. Try to remember that keeping all your emotions inside can make it hard to focus on anything else. Sharing your feelings with others can help. You will learn ways to deal with emotions later on in this section.</p>