Talking about fear of recurrence does not cause lasting distress

A new study recently found that when adolescents and young adults participated in interviews about fear of cancer recurrence, they were unlikely to experience lasting distress. The investigators found that distress was highest prior to the interview (1.2/10) and declined thereafter. On average, participant's rated their distress as low across all timepoints (less than 2/10 before the interview, right after, and one week later).


The published paper can be found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/pon.5544