Bladder Cancer and Depression
Receiving the news that one has cancer can be overwhelming, understandably. A cancer diagnosis means a person’s life as they know it will be forever changed, even if the disease goes into remission. The fear a cancer diagnosis can thrust upon a person can become debilitating. At least 15% to 25% of people who are diagnosed with cancer fall into depression, exacerbating the difficulty of their situation.
The Type-2 diabetes drug Actos has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. If took Actos and have since developed bladder cancer, the Actos lawsuit attorneys of Williams Kherkher can help you to determine whether legal action may be appropriate. Contact us at 800-641-9810 today to discuss your situation with a compassionate and committed lawyer.
Cancer’s Relationship with Depression
Tumors have been shown to physically cause depression by secreting chemicals that are associated with negative moods. It is important to recognize depression as a part of cancer. One way to help combat depression is to integrate therapy into the rest of your cancer treatments. Essentially, cancer patients need treatment for both their bodies and minds, as each has a profound effect on the other. While it may be difficult to muster up the energy, exercise can help fight cancer and depression. Some common signs of depression include:
- Inability to concentrate
- Insomnia or oversleeping
- Thoughts of death or suicide
- Unusual weight loss or gain
- Disinterest or lack of pleasure in almost all activities
There are a total of ten common signs of depression. In order to be clinically depressed, you must exhibit at least four of these symptoms and have a persistently bad mood for at least two consecutive weeks. We encourage you to seek help if you believe you may be depressed.
Depression and bladder cancer can occur together rather frequently. Depression can lower a person’s chances of surviving bladder cancer, so it is important to recognize it and to seek appropriate help. The Actos attorneys of Williams Kherkher will help you to seek the compensation you need to focus upon your recovery. Contact us by calling 800-641-9810.