Getting the right counselling and proper care can take you a long way in dealing with a distressful blood clot diagnosis.
Dealing with the initial stages of diagnosisDealing with cancer treatment can be difficult in itself, but also having to cope with the symptoms and effects of cancer-related thrombosis can spark a wide range of feelings, from denial and anger to sadness and fear. “Many patients with a clot find it initially more distressing than the experience of having cancer,” says Prof. Simon Noble. Besides speaking to patients and their loved ones about the risks and fears, many doctors know that getting all the patients’ questions answered is something that really matters.
We have prepared a small list of questions you can ask your doctor or cancer specialist.
Take your time in asking them, and know that the doctor or cancer specialist is there to guide you in this difficult time.
VIDEO: Prof . Simon Noble, Clinical Professor Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University has many years of experience in studying cancer-associated thrombosis.