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Why you need counseling when you get a cancer diagnosis

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Now, this might be just my take on things but hear me out. When you hear any terrible, uncomfortable, or devastating news like a cancer diagnosis, you are definitely going to need a listening ear.

Check out this top five list of why you need a professional counselor to help you through your cancer experience.

5. Sometimes, talking to just your family isn't going to cut it. Especially if they can't handle the thought of losing you or the cost of cancer. Yes, cancer or any terminal illness can be expensive and overwhelming. The next thing that happens is fear. Once fear settles in life as we know it can stop and change into something of a horror movie. Members of your family or close friends may be angry with you for getting cancer. Your loved ones may accuse you of not eating right, an unhealthy lifestyle, or "doing it on purpose".

4. Maybe you don't want to tell your family immediately because you are sure they will go straight for the less favorable. And you need someone to help you cope with what you are going through. You desire a sincere yet caring listening ear to help you get past your thoughts of doom and gloom without judgment.

3. Maybe your diagnosis is too much to take all in at one time, and you feel so overwhelmed life isn't worth living. You may not have close friends or family to share your feelings of hurt and pain. Or you are in a situation where you feel as if you are in a sudden rush to the finish line, but the prize is not a desirable one. Depression has sunk in so fast and hard you feel as if you are sinking underwater. Talking to a professional counselor can help you make sense of your diagnosis and your options to improve your quality of life.

2. Maybe a loved one is suffering from cancer or a terminal illness, and you are not sure how you can help them. Maybe your loved one has just passed away, and you are still trying to deal with unresolved emotions, feelings and need comfort. A professional faith-based counselor can help you come to terms with your loss and deal with any grief issues you might be experiencing.

1. Lastly maybe you need spiritual guidance and would like to receive Jesus Christ as your savior. Many people reach out for help during a difficult time of need, such as a cancer diagnosis, and decide to give their life to Christ. Maybe they need to break addictions or habits or just come to terms with the new journey ahead of them. Whatever the case, faith-based counseling can be a spiritual blessing during a time of mental hardship, like learning you or a loved one has cancer.


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