The majority of the people who have cancer have a date or event that becomes the marker for their “anniversary date”. This could be the day they found out they…
Barbara Cunnings-Versaevel runs www.CancerHelpHub.com in Calgary, Canada. She is an amazing woman and an inspiration for many cancer patients. You can read more about her background here. This article is from Barbara’s blog:
Does the Fear of Recurrence Ever Go Away?
Working with those going through cancer, and speaking from my own personal experience, this is often a topic of conversation and contemplation. The answer to the question varies with each individual as cancer’s experience is unique to everyone.
In those first years after the initial cancer diagnosis – I’d say the first five years – which seems to be the benchmark for surviving cancer, it would be in my mind. Not daily, but there nonetheless. It would creep in when I had a twinge somewhere. I’d be thinking ‘has it come back?’
Dr. Amit Sood is the Chair of the Mayo Clinic Mind Body Initiative and Director of research and practice at Mayo Clinic’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine…
Barbara Cunnings-Versaevel is a long term breast cancer survivor who has learned over the years since her diagnosis in 1990 to be mindful of what it takes to be well and healthy after cancer. This journey has led her to share her knowledge with others going through cancer.
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