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Anxiety Disorder (PDQ®)
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This patient summary on anxiety is adapted from a summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, and ongoing clinical trials is available from the National Cancer Institute. Anxiety is a normal reaction to cancer, but it can interfere with a patient's quality of life and the ability to follow through with cancer therapy. This brief summary describes the causes and treatment of anxiety experienced by cancer patients. Anxiety that may arise after cancer therapy has been completed is also discussed in this summary.

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