Should I seek professional counseling?
If you find yourself unable to cope with your emotions for more than a few weeks or if it becomes difficult to function in your daily tasks, it is time to seek professional counseling. Prolonged feelings of being overwhelmed, helpless, out of control, angry, depressed or paralyzed about making a decision deserve the attention of a trained professional. Find someone who specializes in the issues associated with cancer, or better yet, breast cancer. By participating in individual counseling, you may be more comfortable expressing sensitive or private feelings you have about your illness and its impact on relationships.