While every cancer journey is unique, being diagnosed changes every patient's life. Celebrate life after cancer with key insights into stages of cancer survivorship.
The mixed bag of emotions you experienced when you were first diagnosed tends to rear its head throughout your cancer journey, even when you’ve finally completed treatment. Relief is coupled with the euphoria of having come through the many challenges.
Thanks to ongoing breakthroughs in modern medicine, more and more people live full and productive lives, post cancer diagnosis and treatment. Today, 'survivorship' is recognized as a specialized field, playing a pivotal role in every cancer journey.
The end of your cancer treatment heralds what, for some, is a daunting new phase – so-called 'Survivorship'. This stage of a cancer journey takes some adjustment, and there is plenty of support out there to help you to find your 'new normal'.
It's wonderful to be given the all-clear once your treatment is complete. But the elation and joy of getting there is often coupled with anxiety and concern. 'What do I do next?' and 'How do I prevent it from coming back?' might be on your mind.
Your life after cancer will never be the same. Whether the process leaves you feeling glad it's over, sad or angry about what you've been through, or terrified that it may come back, these are common emotions when you've been given the all clear.
Your Cancer Buddy gave you that all important hope and belief that you could get through this by simply being there, and now that you’ve done it, you too have an opportunity to assist others who are just embarking on their journeys.