Indian J Palliat Care Close
 

Figure 2: Following a cancer diagnosis, psycho-oncological emotions of denial, ignorance, acceptance, and loneliness on canvas. (a) This 19-year-old patient diagnosed with soft-tissue sarcoma of the extremities completely ignored the condition despite the indications before and after treatment (surgery-radiotherapy-chemotherapy). “Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who wait and the best things come to those who don't give up” (Anonym). (b) A 37-year-old breast cancer experienced despair due to organ loss with right modified radical mastectomy but still turned to healing and life as depicted. “At some point, you just have to turn around and face your life head on” (Chris Cleave). (c) A 72-year-old patient receiving hormone therapy and radiotherapy for prostate cancer depicts his loneliness in a nursing home following the illness. “One person's loneliness is the escape of the sick; another's loneliness is the escape from the sick” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Figure 2: Following a cancer diagnosis, psycho-oncological emotions of denial, ignorance, acceptance, and loneliness on canvas. (a) This 19-year-old patient diagnosed with soft-tissue sarcoma of the extremities completely ignored the condition despite the indications before and after treatment (surgery-radiotherapy-chemotherapy). “Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who wait and the best things come to those who don't give up” (Anonym). (b) A 37-year-old breast cancer experienced despair due to organ loss with right modified radical mastectomy but still turned to healing and life as depicted. “At some point, you just have to turn around and face your life head on” (Chris Cleave). (c) A 72-year-old patient receiving hormone therapy and radiotherapy for prostate cancer depicts his loneliness in a nursing home following the illness. “One person's loneliness is the escape of the sick; another's loneliness is the escape from the sick” (Friedrich Nietzsche)