I'm sure it can as can any illness can. I honestly believe it affects each person differently. I am a very strong person and did not let it bring me down. I felt it is something I can not change and I need to stay strong to fight it. I felt I was fortunate enough for a diagnosis and to have treatment. Having the support of my family,friends and great medical staff was enough for me.
The hardest thing I think for me was seeing how worried my family was at the beginning but now they see how strong I am and how far I have come that we don't think about it .