Skin cancer
posted by ScottDurkin
09 August 2022

Anxiety after Melanoma

Last reply: 3 months ago

Hi all,

About 5 years ago (19 years old) I was diagnosed with superficial melanoma. I had the procedures and checkups and all was good. Thankfully!

Ever since, I’ve been battling anxiety from it. Always wondering if I’ll have more problems, constant worrying about every freckle and always thinking the worse for no reason.

If anyone can relate and has received help to cope with the anxiety, I’d love to hear from you as I’m not sure where to go and it’s affecting my everyday life.

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commented by Cancer Nurse
15 August 2022

3 months ago

The emotional impact of cancer can impact for many years Scott, even after treatment is complete. It may be worth speaking with your GP to look at ways to manage your anxiety so that it is not affecting your everyday life. Our website also has some information on coping with emotions here that may have some useful tips. It is natural to feel overwhelmed by these emotions but speaking to someone can help. We are all cancer nurses on the Supportline and can support you at this time and perhaps refer you to the one of our counsellors . If you would like to speak to us you can call Freephone 1800 200 700 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

 

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