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.
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.
need mental health support
experience decline in mental health
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.
Dr. Mouna Esmaeilzadeh
Moderator – an M.D., Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur and TV Personality
Lung cancer patient, fitness & health inspiration and influencer
Dr. Susanne Schaffert
PhD, President of Novartis Oncology
Dr. Martin Inderbitzin
PhD, Neuroscientist, Mindset & Self-Leadership Expert, Pancreatic cancer survivor
Dr. Csaba Dégi
PhD, Director at International Psycho-Oncology Society, Board Member at European Cancer Organisation
Dr. Hans Hägglund
M.D., Hematologist, Professor, Sweden’s National Cancer Coordinator
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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