A bladder cancer diagnosis can be a very shocking thing to deal with, and it may be hard to focus on your well-being. It may feel as if everything happening is out of your control, and you are simply placing your fate in the hands of your healthcare team. However, it is important to remember that you are in control of every choice being made – if at any point, you feel that your team is considering an option that you are not comfortable with, you have the power to speak up. You are the patient, and you are the priority.
Your physical and mental health are intricately linked together, and so while you are undergoing cancer treatment and learning to live with this “new normal”, it is equally important to take care of your mental wellness. The sections below will focus on important aspects of Mental Wellness, advice for Living Well with bladder cancer, and information and resources for caregivers.