Love is in the air! Every human being seeks long-lasting relationships as a source of companionship and comfort. The attraction for another person involves a physical and emotional connection. Brain chemicals that regulate emotions, such as love and trust, build this connection.
A cancer diagnosis often brings with it a torrent of emotions, including fear, uncertainty, and despair. The weight of the disease, coupled with the rigors of treatment, can lead to heightened levels of depression among patients. Research indicates that up to 20-30% of individuals diagnosed with common cancers such as breast, uterus, lung, pancreas, stomach, and intestines are at risk of developing depression, with higher rates observed in the young and in women.