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A breast cancer patient may experience significant amounts of stress at any given stage of the process after initial diagnosis. Stress, anxiety and depression can also worsen during their treatment as well as in the survivorship phase. It is essential for patients to get the appropriate care in managing and improving their mental and emotional well-being. In practice, there are usually two types of patients: 1) The patient that wants a pharmaceutical intervention to help reduce negative or anxious feelings and 2) The patient that wants a more “holistic” approach in healing the mind via a variety of techniques. These may include yoga, meditation, and improving the mind-body connection.