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Disruption of a normal sleep pattern is common after a diagnosis of cancer. There are a lot of things to worry about, the diagnosis, the treatment, how you will feel, financial and family issues and it is normal to wake up thinking about them at night. If this is associated with depressive thoughts, particularly waking in  the early hours and is persistent it may be worth talking to your GP as this as it may be signs of early depression. Apart from anxiety there are also several reasons why sleeplessness may be a problem during cancer therapies and these may be amenable to specific strategies or medication:

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