A cancer diagnosis can be a life-changing event, and it’s not uncommon for people with cancer to experience depression. Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable. It can also lead to changes in sleep, appetite, energy levels, and concentration.
KEY IDEA: Patients are people. Our healthcare system is not designed for people, it’s designed for conditions. We spend too much money on treatments that may prolong life a few weeks but at what about the quality of life and the patient’s voice?