Help cancer patients! We need to improve the availability of psychological support NOW
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CANCER IS NOT JUST A PHYSICAL DISEASE.
1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The overwhelming diagnosis and treatment can lead to tremendous psychological problems which are as challenging as the physical effects of the disease.
More than a third of cancer patients develop anxiety and depressive symptoms. This impact goes beyond the cancer patient as it affects his/her beloved ones as well. Research and clinical practice have proven that psychological support has a very positive impact on the patient and enhances their quality of life.
Unfortunately, we are not there yet. Scotland has some charities (for example Maggie's Centres) that offer the so needed psychological care, however, the majority of cancer patients still go undiagnosed and untreated.
EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE HEARD. Psychological support should be available to everyone affected by cancer. By signing this petition YOU are helping us to make this important change in psychological support routine for cancer patients. Every signature counts.
Let's make this change together.
Find out more about Maggie's Centres: https://www.maggiescentres.org
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