Cancer can take a toll on a kid’s physical health – but there are psychological effects as well. KERA’s new Breakthroughs series, Growing Up After Cancer, recently discussed some of the challenges, fears and differences kids who have battled cancer face with Shannon Poppito, PhD, a psycho-oncologist on the medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas.
A five-year-old understands a cancer diagnosis very different than a teenager.
In the second episode of “On Call,” we talk about the psychology of cancer — the anxiety as well as the inspiration.
For the full interview, go to Baylor Scott & White Health’s blog, Scrubbing In.