Depression, grief, and anxiety are common emotions when a person is diagnosed with a terminal cancer. The experience can feel overwhelming and it may be tempting to mentally shut down in order to avoid the pain of reality. But a cancer diagnosis does not have to rob you of your right to a rich, happy, and fulfilling life, even if the prognosis seems bleak.
While there is no evidence that positive thinking alone can cure cancer, maintaining an overall positive attitude can certainly help make the experience more bearable for you and the people you love. Paul Kraus, a 20-year survivor of metastatic malignant mesothelioma, credits his unprecedented survival, in large measure, to a positive attitude and a healthy lifestyle. [Read more…] about Five Ways a Positive Mindset May Help People with Terminal Cancer