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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get depressed after being diagnosed with a tumor?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: Depression is a normal reaction to disturbing news such as being diagnosed with a tumor. The depression requires treatment with counseling and if needed medication.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: It is a normal response to be depressed on hearing a bad, life altering news.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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