A person who is severely ill is exposed to different psychological illnesses during the disease’s various stages, such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The treatment of psychological symptoms caused by cancer requires processing the past, present and future. Awareness of the illness has caused a trauma memory for many. Present time, on the other hand, is often determined by the treatment stage. For cancer patients, psychological distress related to the future is often caused by annual check-ups following the intensive treatment period and fear about recurrence of the illness. Exhaustion, severe tiredness, sleeping problems and fear of being left alone are also common to cancer patients.