An opinion pieces that covers the psychology and related effects of secondary cancers, one result of improved treatments. To a certain extent, we all know the trade-offs with aggressive treatment to treat aggressive cancers – it buys us more time, not necessarily a cure. Quote:
For the nearly 14 million cancer survivors, including Ms. Roberts and me, life is a roller coaster of a ride knowing that the treatments administered to us may one day exact a heavy price. Neither the reprieve nor the freedom it brings is permanent — but with more awareness of these mental healthissues and new therapeutic interventions, doctors and patients are much better equipped than ever before to fight these demons.