Cancer survivorship means different things to different people. For some, it may be a time of reflection and growth. Others may feel on a roller coaster of emotions, from joy to sadness. No matter your experience, there are ways to cope with the challenges of cancer survivorship.
After completing treatment
One of the first things you may notice is that you no longer have the same level of support from your medical team, which can be a difficult adjustment, but it is essential to remember that you are now in charge of your health. You may need to take on new responsibilities, such as managing your medications or monitoring your health. But this is also a time when you can start to take charge of your own life and make choices that are best for you.
Regardless of your experience with cancer survivorship, remember that you are not alone. What you have been through makes you stronger and more resilient. Cancer survivorship can also be a time of growth and healing. With the right support, you can overcome challenges, emerge even stronger than before, and live a whole and happy life.
Here are some tips to help you make the best of it
- Focus on the future. It’s essential to learn from your experience with cancer, but it’s not healthy to dwell on it. Instead, focus on the present and the future.
- Stay positive. A positive outlook will help you cope with the challenges that come with life after cancer.
- Find a support network. Many people have been through what you’re going through. Find a support group or talk to a counselor who can help you navigate this time. Please visit cancergo.org to learn more about the support network.
- Live your life. Don’t let cancer define you. You are more than your diagnosis. Live your life to the fullest and enjoy every moment.
Life after cancer can be a fantastic journey. You must remember that it will take time, patience, and resilience for your body/mind; there will always be challenges and many sources of strength along the way! Remember, live a happy life and be the best version of yourself!