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how to manage psychological diagnosis like major depression or schizoaffective disorder along with chemo for liver cancer?
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Hi, this is Sheryl, an educator with the Cancer Education Program. Thanks for your comment. My best suggestion is to keep in touch regularly with your health provider who is managing your depression and schizoaffective disorder as you undergo your chemotherapy treatment. Medication dosing may need to be closely watched during this time, especially if your treatment includes a steroid along with the chemotherapy. Keep the lines of communication open with both your Oncologist (for any side effects) as well as your psychologist during this time. For more information on depression and cancer, see this link http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/expert-blog/cancer-and-depression/bgp-20056304
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Hi Mike, this is Sheryl, an educator with the Cancer Education Program here at Mayo Clinic. The emotions that you are experiencing are very normal at this time. Receiving a diagnosis of cancer changes you forever. Take one day at a time, get as much information as you can about your diagnosis, treatment options and how to proceed. Ask for support from family and friends that are close to you. You don’t have to go through this alone. This link to additional content from Mayo Clinic may be helpful as well http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-diagnosis/art-20044544
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