Thanks for your interest in The Cancer Trauma Project. I’m interviewing people who have cancer or who have had cancer about the emotional trauma they experienced. If you’d like to participate you can complete our screening or send me an email at [email protected] or call +1 202-570-7795 – if the person answering the phone says Center for Neurocognitive Excellence you’ve reached the right place!
We all know that having cancer can be a very stressful experience for both the person with cancer and their support system. But what hasn’t been clearly documented is the way the stress of cancer is emotional trauma.
The Cancer Trauma Project is looking at trauma as Dr. Saakvitne and her colleagues did. Trauma in people with cancer is the unique individual experience of an event, a series of events, or a set of enduring conditions, in which the individual’s ability to integrate their emotional experience is overwhelmed.
My personal experiences and work as an oncology social worker has taught me that the emotional trauma of cancer is not understood by the medical field even though people with cancer or who have had it really understand why cancer trauma is so important to address.
If we are going to truly help people with the emotional trauma of cancer, then we need to know how the emotional trauma of cancer happens. By listening to your stories, the Cancer Trauma Project will spread the word through writing, speaking, and training.
Please join me in this mission.
Click here to complete the screening to share your story.