I was lucky that my type of cancer responds well to hormone therapy, with no chemotherapy or radiation. Despite my excellent prognosis and low chance of recurrence, my breast cancer almost killed me.
For the first time in forever, Nathan Adrian truly has no idea if he’ll have a strong swim Friday. And at this point, it doesn’t really matter to the five-time Olympic gold medalist. He’s simply elated to be back.
The diagnosis of cancer creates a flood of negative emotions for patients on the receiving end. Cancer patients are especially prone to depression because of cancer’s symptoms and treatments.1 Depressive symptoms stemming from a cancer diagnosis are treatable when discovered.