Brain cancer fact sheet: Stress & Anxiety – Are you feeling tense, nervous or overwhelmed?
Stress is a natural response to change and coping with major life events.
All situations elicit some level of stress but the level and quality of stress we experience will vary. Stress can at times be helpful and motivate us to achieve goals, like when we have to complete work to a deadline. Other types of stress can be upsetting such as anxiety.
A survey of people with a brain tumour found that:
- 13% were severely or extremely stressed.
- 23% were severely or extremely anxious.