Being a cancer survivor goes deeper than simply completing cancer treatment. It means you have pushed through unique physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges and come out on the other side. It also means that you are an inspiration to others, even if you are not feeling like the person, you once were. You are living proof that cancer patients can become cancer survivors who live active, full, healthy lives.
Initially, it might be overwhelming to think about what comes next — what you would like to do with family and friends, your responsibilities, and your future. You might also have moments when you question what you can or should be doing as a cancer survivor, as well as what you should avoid. And, like many survivors, the thought of cancer recurrence may weigh on your mind.
Fortunately, there are many organizations and resources you can turn to for expert advice on the many questions you and your family may have about cancer survivorship.