Patient + Caregivers

Power of Their Human Spirit to

Transform Lives

A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. Anxiety, depression, isolation, and fear are just a few of the emotions experienced by cancer patients and their loved ones. If you are experiencing one or more of these emotions, know that you are not alone. In fact, nearly one-quarter of people living with cancer are also living with depression,1 and up to 20 percent are at risk for clinically significant anxiety.2 These emotional impacts extend beyond patients themselves, caregivers, family members, and friends.

Talking about mental health and emotional wellness with your healthcare team is a vital part of your comprehensive cancer care. Accessing mental health tools and resources not only can help you during treatment but they can also improve your overall quality of life and health outcomes.

Learn more about valuable emotional wellness and mental health resources available here.

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Publications, Infographics & Fact Sheets

With support from BeiGene, a recent Cancer Support Community (CSC) survey of more than 600 US. cancer patients and survivors who self-identify as having experienced an emotional or mental health concern brought to light some key insights around how cancer impacts mental health, patients’ unmet emotional wellness needs, barriers to accessing mental health care, and what resources they find most helpful.4


BeiGene’s Dr. Christiane Langer and Dr. Mark Lanasa Share a Physician’s Perspective on Cancer & Mental Health

Cancer Support Community’s Eucharia Borden and BeiGene’s Maia Thrift-Perry Discuss How Cancer & Mental Health are Related

Dr. Allison Applebaum on Caring for Caregivers

Dr. Heather Goltz Shares an Oncology Social Worker’s Perspective 

  1. Krebber et al. (2013). Prevalence of depression in cancer patients: a meta-analysis of diagnostic interviews and self-report instruments. Psycho-oncology, 23(2), 121-30
  2. Mitchell, A. J., Chan, M., Bhatti, H., Halton, M., Grassi, L., Johansen, C., & Meader, N. (2011). Prevalence of depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorder in oncological, haematological, and palliative-care settings: a meta-analysis of 94 interview-based studies. The Lancet. Oncology, 12(2), 160–174.
  3. Holland et al. (2013). Distress management. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 11(2), 190–209.
  4. Cancer Support Community (2022). Cancer Experience Registry Spotlight Survey: Identifying Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Care among Cancer Patients and Survivors [Unpublished data, August 2021]