PUBLISHED ON: 28 February 2019

A study published by psycho-oncology revealed that nearly 80% of women with a breast cancer diagnosis experienced PTSD for at least a year after their diagnosis. We speak to Professor Naz Derakhshan about PTSD, how it affects women with breast cancer and what you can do to manage the symptoms.

Once treatment ends the expectation is that you’re cured, you’re alright and that you move on. You’re ready to face the world. In fact it’s that time you are at your most vulnerable… You don’t want to appear weak or that you’re not coping properly… You are trying to move forward but there’s also this other big stuff that you’re taking with you and it’s pushed to the side.

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