Is Cancer Care Addressing Your Mental Health?

This Health Study was conducted to better understand how cancer care addresses the mental health of everyone affected by cancer. The results were discussed with experts to get the conversation moving and push the voice of the patient into the center of care.

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About the study

Released on World Cancer Day 2021

The aim of this Health Study was to better understand whether the mental health of those who experience cancer is being addressed during and after cancer treatment, and if so how. 

The survey consisted of 12 questions, a variety of multiple choice and open-ended questions. 

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need mental health support

%

experience decline in mental health

Key findings

957 participated – with an average of 3.7 years since their cancer diagnosis.

Respondents from Sweden, U.K., and U.S.A. with an average of 44 years of age and a range of cancer types.

Expert Panel Discusses Findings

We hosted a Panel Discussion to discuss the key findings from this Health Study, inviting leading experts and a diverse group of stakeholders from across Europe, who all work in different areas of cancer. The panel discussed key findings and what needs to be done to improve the mental health of everyone affected by cancer.

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Dr. Mouna Esmaeilzadeh

Dr. Mouna Esmaeilzadeh

Moderator – an M.D., Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur and TV Personality

Elin Kjos

Elin Kjos

Lung cancer patient, fitness & health inspiration and influencer

Dr. Susanne Schaffert

Dr. Susanne Schaffert

PhD, President of Novartis Oncology

Dr. Martin Inderbitzin

Dr. Martin Inderbitzin

PhD, Neuroscientist, Mindset & Self-Leadership Expert, Pancreatic cancer survivor

Dr. Csaba Dégi

Dr. Csaba Dégi

PhD, Director at International Psycho-Oncology Society, Board Member at European Cancer Organisation

Dr. Hans Hägglund

Dr. Hans Hägglund

M.D., Hematologist, Professor, Sweden’s National Cancer Coordinator

Fabian Bolin

Fabian Bolin

CEO & Co-founder at War On Cancer, blood cancer survivor

Watch the Panel Discussion

“I find it overwhelming that much of my mental health needs are left to my own assessment. Sometimes people aren’t aware that they need help.”

Health Study participant

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