“I felt relieved when I finally won my second battle with Stage IV Lymphoma in 2006, but I also experienced mixed feelings. For two years, I was focused on beating my illness. I beat it, so now what?”
Winning the battle against cancer is a triumphant feeling for many cancer survivors. You beat cancer, so now what? In my involvement in support groups, I often hear from both survivors and families on the challenges of adjusting to life after cancer. For one thing, life after cancer changes you.One moment you’re fighting full speed ahead in the battle of your life — then after your cancer treatments end, you are on your own. Returning where you left off for many cancer survivors is not always possible.
There is an emotional toll from being a cancer patient to becoming a cancer survivor, which can be daunting. Finding a “new normal” after cancer is possible. However, it takes time and patience.
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