Susan Krigel Discusses Factors Associated with Patient's Fear of Recurrence

Susan Krigel, PhD, psychologist at Midwest Cancer Alliance, the outreach arm of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, discusses factors that are closely associated with fear of recurrence among patients with cancer.

Susan Krigel, PhD, psychologist at Midwest Cancer Alliance, the outreach arm of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, discusses factors that are closely associated with fear of recurrence among patients with cancer.

Research shows that psychological and sociodemographic factors including anxiety, depression, poor coping skills, identifying oneself as a cancer patient, being young, or having young children are linked to higher levels of fear of recurrence.