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How to wait for results without going out of your mind?

I seem to always have to make numerous phone calls to get answers. Waiting for returned calls makes me extremely anxious. I do realize I am not the Drs only patient but in this business there needs to be more empathy. I know if I were the Drs wife or daughter I would get my answers immediately.



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  1. Margot moderator says:

    Hi hppycmpr3,

    Thanks so much for your question and for sharing. You are not alone in feeling anxious when waiting for calls or results! I am sorry to hear that you often need to call many times. You may find some of these tips for coping with scanxiety to be helpful when waiting to hear about scans or just when waiting on a call back about anything, in addition to any other suggestions from the community: https://lungcancer.net/answers/ask-the-advocate-coping-with-scanxiety/ https://lungcancer.net/living/managing-scanxiety/

    Thinking of you!

    Warmly,
    Margot, LungCancer.net Team

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