" . . . the test results are back and there are tumors on your liver . . ."
With those chilling words, the emotional and physical battle begins for those diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma. Immediate questions may arise as to how to cope, emotionally, with this shocking news. Psychologist Geret Giles discusses the initial impact of diagnosis in an exclusive webinar from cholangiocarcinoma.org.
Dr. Giles presented concepts and ideas to help deal with the early emotional stages of fighting this disease.
The following topics, among others, were discussed:
* Initial Disclosure: Who, What, How, and When to Tell
* Balancing Realism and Hope
* Making Room for the Disease Without Giving In to It
* A Word for Loved Ones
We apologize for the audio quality, we're working to resolve the issue for future webinars.