• how do you cope with fear or recurrence of cancer? it just seems like a ghost is always bothering me.......it makes me feel frustrated

    Asked by Maritza on Friday, September 28, 2012

    how do you cope with fear or recurrence of cancer? it just seems like a ghost is always bothering me.......it makes me feel frustrated

    I finished all of my difficult journey.......and now I am trapped in deep fear of going back!

    43 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Any one can have cancer at any time, whether as a recurrence or a new cancer. I had my first cancer 20 years ago and this one (a different cancer, not a recurrence) was diagnosed a year ago. In the 20 years in between I raised a family, had a career, and had way to many other important things to focus on and I just didn't have the time or inclination to be bothered by something that may or may not happen and that I had not control over. We all can die or anything any day of our life and we all will die on the last day of our life, whether it is from cancer or anything else. If we lived out whole lives in fear of that one day, we wouldn't have much quality of life. That is something you do have control over, so choose to be in fear,or choose not to be in fear.

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I am with Nancy on this. I don't believe in worrying. It serves no purpose. Look at it like this, what can you do about it? If you wake up and think about it several times everyday, will that keep it from coming back? No. It will consume energy, make you miserable, give you ulcers, stress and lot's of other negative things. On the other hand, think about how proud you are to be a survivor, you won! Your a member of an exclusive club of almost 14 million of us, that never asked to be a member of, SURVIVORS. Keep your mind on what you want, not on what you don't want, you will be a much happier camper.
      Best of luck to you!

      about 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      Great Question. Every day is a gift and that's how you should live your life. I don't know that I agree that fear is something you have control over but I do think it's something you SHOULD have control over. But, that can be easier said then done. You really have to choose...do you want to live out the rest of your life worrying about what "might" happen. Don't know how religious you are but Matthew 6:34 says "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself". This is true. Tomorrow will take care of itself. Live your life day to day. If this too difficult, there is nothing wrong with talking to a counselor. I'll be thinking about you.

      about 4 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      This is a great question and the fear of cancer returning comes up at weird times for me. I think having lived through treatments makes the fear of cancer returning worse because you have lived through the difficulties.

      I try to acknowledge the fear and then focus on how much I appreciate life now. It seems to me since I have become a survivor that I enjoy things more and pick up on the little pleasures of life that so many people look over or take for granted.

      I hope as time goes on, the fear lessens but you just don't know. I have had professional counseling throughout my journey and I continue now as I make the adjustment to "the rest of my life". If you find that this is something that is taking away from your ability to enjoy life, perhaps consider talking to a professional.

      about 4 years ago
    • miranda6666666's Avatar

      in 2010 i had breast cancer did chemo for 8 months was told i was in remission i never worried about it then exactly 1 year later i had stage 4 lungs and chest please try not to worry so much because it does not happen to every one ...just keep praying i am in remission again.

      about 4 years ago
    • Devon's Avatar

      I'm almost at 3 years cancer free, and I still worry. It's such a guessing game that you almost have to get rid of the guessing in order to feel somewhat normal again. We're all human and of course the what ifs come creeeeeeeping back slowly...or fast. I think the closer you are to your diagnose date, or treatment date, or freedom date it's more prevelant in your life than someone who is 10, 15, or 20 years free. Time really does heal all wounds, but with the wounds cancer causes I think it takes more time, and more tests to feel comfortable. If comfortable is even possible for some people.

      about 4 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      Someone once told me that today is a gift, that's why it's called "the present." That said, telling you not to worry is sort of like telling a rock not to be hard. I will say that there was a time that I was consumed by anxiety and depression. Time has passed, and now I don't feel so insecure. Not that I don't ever worry...it's not such a big part of my life. Other things, like a new grandbaby, work, gardening, friends just fill me up more so that the worry just doesn't have so much space to trouble me.

      about 4 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      I know exactly how you feel. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 4 years ago and have been cancer free since then. I worry that the cancer will come back, especially every 3 months when I have my routine tests and await the results. But I try to focus my energy on other things and realize that I can either let my fear control my life or I can control it. The past 4 years have not been easy because I have not been working due to the cancer and a heart problem, but it doesn't mean I sit and wallow in fear and self-pity. I focus my attention on the good things. I swim, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy everything life has to offer. If you let your fear and worry control you, think of the things you will miss out on. Take charge of your life and do what I do and that is to not worry until the doctors tell you there is something to worry about. And remember that everyone here on whatnext is here to talk to and know exactly what you are going through. We have each others backs! Take care and go do something fun and enjoy yourself.

      about 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hi, Carolhrn has the right idea. You cannot get around fear. The only way to beat your fear is to embrace it and then move on. If you let it, it can take over your life. You have to get back to the business of living. Never give this disease more power than it has. This time in remission is to make you stronger, not to empower a thing you have already defeated. Good luck to you, Carm.

      about 4 years ago
    • akristine's Avatar

      I have liposarcoma and my type of cancer has a 50% chance of recurring. Depending on which study you view, it also has a 50% survival rate after five years. February 29, I had my last radiation treatment and since then, I am monitored every three months with scans and MRIs. If it recurs, we--the medical team and I--will handle it. Meanwhile, I'm living and doing what I can as my strength and stamina allow. This year, I can celebrate my first cancer-free birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hannukah instead of recovering from surgery and 10 days in a skilled nursing facility, five days in the hospital again for pulmonary emboli, and in-home post-op checkups. I've done two Relays for Life and monitored my health consistently. That's the best I can do. It's not worth my time worrying about recurrence: time is worth more than money. You can always get more money but you can't get more time. No one knows how much time we have with each other so I try not to waste mine nor someone else's worrying. It will be fine, Maritza.

      about 4 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Well, at least you are worrying about something that's a real threat. Some people worry about imaginary threats. Because your fears are about a real threat they are perfectly normal.

      But, I agree woith the others who have suggested that you need to live for the present and let tomorrow take care of itself. You can't do anything to prevent cancer from returning. Maybe you can take comfort in the thought that, should you have to fight it again, there are likely to be new and better treatments.

      About 35 years ago my brother was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease. He was given radiation treatments and was cured. Seven years later cancer returned and overwhelmed him. The radiation probably caused it. Just before he died he told our mother that he didn't regret the radiation. It had given him seven good years. Treatments are better now and he might not have had a recurrence now. But, that was then and he did have his seven good years.

      Savor your victories. These are good years. Maybe the beast will return, but you know now that you can fight it and win. You fought the good fight. It wasn't easy but truly worthwhile things are often difficult.


      about 4 years ago
    • diane123's Avatar

      I'm only two years from my diagnosis date...I just lock those thoughts away and try to concentrate on the here and now. I cannot live my life in "what ifs". Don't get me wrong - I DO worry...but I made it through my battle and will not let cancer (or the fear of it recurring) run my life. When those thoughts come, sometimes I think and worry for a bit, but then move on and get myself busy with something (being a single mom, about to be a grandma, working two jobs...there is ALWAYS something to do!)

      about 4 years ago
    • ruthieq's Avatar

      You live each day as well as possible. Do things that keep you busy (like going back to your routine before cancer). We all get nervous about aches and pains, wondering about fatigue. SUdden onset of things or new symptoms lasting a week or two are reasons to call your oncologist. Otherwise, try and keep busy. Eventually it goes to the back burner and it won't be the first thing on your mind every day.

      about 4 years ago
    • Bill's Avatar

      I try to reflect on what the bible tells us about worry. A good set of passages can be found at Matthew 25-34 (with special emphasis on verse 27).

      about 4 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar

      I just passed my two year anniversary, and suddenly feel like I dare to breath & plan. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about the cancer, but it hangs around the back of my mind, and pops up periodically...but that's actually good, because 6 months ago, it was always in the forefront of my mind. As you get farther away from active treatment, hopefully, the fear will recede. I don't know that it will ever go away completely, but, you know, you can get hit by a car any day...why waste time worrying about it? You may want to consider counseling...I did and it was helpful. For many of us, you are diagnosed, and then suddenly...you must do this, you must get this done, you must have this treatment, hurry, hurry, hurry, and then suddenly....ok, you're done. My therapist said many cancer patients have a form of post traumatic stress because we are rarely allowed time to process and to grieve... and then when we DO have that time, it hits us. (As a side note, I wish counselors would list with cancer care centers that they do treat cancer patients - I had to call about 8 people looking for someone with experience). All I can tell you is that you have given your body time to heal...allow your mind & soul some time as well.

      about 4 years ago
    • Tania's Avatar

      Hi Maritza:
      I have always lived with the fear of one day getting Cancer because my mom and her sister are breast cancer surviors. Three years ago my fear became a nightmare and I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The fear will never go away but it gets better day by day. Whenever I have to go for a test I freak out because I am a high risk cancer survior but I am now doing yoga everyday and that helps me a lot and I work and keep busy knitting for a non-profit organization call Knit Love Into It for cancer patients. The most important thing is stay positive have faith do not lose that and with family and friends and a good group support you will be fine and it will get better trust me. Live each day you are young and full of life. The more you talk about it the better you feel and we all understand you. I was diagnosed with the same thing but I was 47.
      We are here for you so please anything you want to talk about we are here.
      Hugs, from Tania, Miami, Florida

      about 4 years ago
    • VivianT's Avatar

      I experenced similar feelings. I think it is somewhat normal from what I have read and heard from other people. As time passes it gets easier. I have found that getting back into life has helped alot. So much of what I thought of normal life got put on hold during surgery and chemo and the recovery after. As I fill my life with other things, work, family, etc I dwell less on the future possibilities.

      about 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      (((Maritza))) I'm 31 years older than you, which give me a very different outlook. However, I put my fears and problems into God's hands. I know he loves me more than anyone... He wants only good for me. He also knows the number of my days. I've just got to live them the best I can. Now I won't say that once in a while I don't feel a pain, get a twinge and my mind goes immediately to what if???????? Then I call my oncologist PA and if it concerns her... I go in... or she calms my fears and tells me what to look for if... and if that doesn't happen.... I'm back on living my life. I do go in every three months for CA125 blood tests for cancer markers.. I'm in my 7th year cancer free from Stage IIIC Ovarian Cancer. In the mean time...put your problems in His hands... trust Him and put a smile back on your face. You're just begining your journey away from treatment, when a fear comes up. Deliberately push that thought aside... start to clean house... go on line... but put / push - kick those scarey thoughts away.

      about 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      One more thing.... You proved you could finish your treatment... you did with great results... If - God Forbid - it came back.. You are Young. You are strong. If need be, you could do it again. The sign of sucess is being sucessful... You have been.. you are free and you could and can do it again. We will never lay down and sucome to this hateful desease!!!

      about 4 years ago
    • Kristy728's Avatar

      I too worried about a reoccurrence. Then 9 months after my initial diagnosis, my doctor found a spot. At first I was really upset, but after they removed it and I went through more chemo, it seemed a lot easier to deal with the second time. Think of it this way, your doctors are watching you like a hawk and if you have a reoccurrence it will most likely be caught while its small. I have been cancer free now for almost 2 years and I could still have a reoccurrence, but I can't worry about something that may or may not happen. I don't want to say to myself in twenty+ years " Why did I waste so much time worrying, instead of enjoying the time I do have!"

      about 4 years ago
    • Reel's Avatar

      It seems a little funny that I never worried at all about recurrence even though I fell into a higher risk group for recurrence for my type of cancer. But five years later it was back in several places, resistant to treatment. It is considered incurable, but slow growing. I'm thankful for the five worry free years that I had. (I still had my needed scans to check up.) Worrying about it doesn't make any difference in how or if it comes, but putting worry aside seems almost impossible for many. For me it is my faith and beliefs. What helps me most now is doing things for others with cancer. I can always find others who make me thankful for where I am now.

      about 4 years ago
    • Snooks' Avatar

      I had the same fears, but I chose to look at it another way because there is nothing you can do about getting cancer. Look at it from the aspect that you went through treatment that some describe as a living XXX. You have climbed that mountain and now you are on the other side and you have a whole life ahead of you. With medical science what it is today, the vast majority of the women who have been stricken with breast cancer will not get it again, and yoi have to keep that positive side to your life. No, it isn't easy, but I feel stronger having gone through "my XXX" and came out a better person because I learned who reallly loved me.

      about 4 years ago
    • stage5guy's Avatar


      I have stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. I am 57 and I have two kids, 7 and 9 years old. My cancer is incurable, it has frightening survival rates and I don't have to worry if it will come back, because it will not leave. Having said that I am fighting very hard to stay here and be with my family. I am lucky because there is a relatively rare gene rearrangement in my cancer that is documented and has a new treatment. I am hopeful that my cancer can be managed as a chronic condition for some time. I am afraid sometimes, of all the things I might miss with my family, but I know that fear and stress will shorten my time, not make it longer. I do yoga, meditation, prayer, exercise, eat right and all the things that are in my control. I try not to squander the days I do have by worrying about the ones I won't have. I don't do it perfectly, but I am happy most of the time just to be here now. Keep moving! It only catches me when I slow down :-)...

      about 4 years ago
    • camperchef's Avatar

      You are not alone. Last October was diagnosed with Non Hod., Mantel Cell Lymphoma. First Chemo for 5 months. Then Stem cell transplant. Took 1 month in hospital then one month stay at home. Left hospital on June 13, 2012. Have finished my 100 days of fear. Doctors still can't say I am clear even after Pet Scan. I could never go thru the stem cell treatment again. It was no fun. Worry every day that I have not beat this thing. Now I have to wait until December for re-Pet Scan to see if the cancer is beat. A dark cloud is always over my head. So afraid that this thing is not gone. I am 66 years old. Would really like to have a few more years with my wife and grandchildren.Try every day to look at the bright side but the cloud is still there.

      about 4 years ago
    • CakeLady's Avatar

      Too many good comments to say much more but my prayers are with you and I can tell you my faith in God has helped me more than anything. I have not even had my first scan (scheduled for 3 months from my last treatment - Aug. 6, 2012) but I try to wake up and thank God for the new day and the family and friends he has blessed me with; then go on as normal as possible. Cutting back the work and enjoying more of the family & friends!

      about 4 years ago
    • gogolf's Avatar

      I live in Eugene Oregon and I have Stage IV Mestasticied Breast Cancer and I go to Willamette Valley Cancer Center for treatment and to see my Doctor. One of their Doctors wrote a wonderful article about just what you are feeling. I also was feeling the same way and she put into words what I was feeling. She is a friend and she had breast cancer and also felt
      as we do. I think if you go to the Web Site you may be able to pull up the article. It was also in our newspaper, the Eugene Register Guard", her name is Deb Dottors. We are normal in our feelings and when I found that out I felt better and was able to go back my new"normal".

      about 4 years ago
    • Jay's Avatar

      AND live life like you never had cancer and don't look back. It's an awful waste of time to worry about it coming back!

      about 4 years ago
    • mysecondchance's Avatar

      Each of us must find our own way to deal with the fear cancer brings to our lives. I am astonished everyday by the way I deal with my illness. I've always been a worrywart. "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff?" I thought that book was written for me. If I had imagined this journey I would probably have pictured myself laying on my bed in fetal position consumed by despair. The day I got my diagnosis (3/10/2010) I decided I would only last through summer. To me a diagnosis of ovarian cancer did not offer much hope. Add to that being told by the gastroenterlogist who ordered my ct scan that I was Stage IV and there was nothing they could do.

      Thankfully the visit with my surgeon a couple of weeks later was the beginning of hope. He said I was Stage IIIc, not great but it was something I could fight. A fighting chance, that is all I prayed for.

      Early on I told my surgeon that with all the negatives cancer brings, it also gave me clarity. I see what is really important. Since then I am just so happy to be alive. It is my bottom line; I am still here.

      Sure I dreaded recurrence and the 80% probability was not reassuring. When the first hint of recurrence came I broke down. If it was true, that was the end of my dream of beating the monster. Once ovarian cancer recurs, it will always recur.

      By the time I knew for sure, I was ready to deal with it. I don't want to sound like a Pollyanna. I told you I surprise myself. I just live for today; and today nothing will happen to me, or next week or next month. Time is precious. If I look too far into the future I will miss what today is offering. I guess it boils down to acceptance. Accept good and bad and move forward. It is really all we can do.

      about 4 years ago
    • patties' Avatar

      I am afraid. It is hard to cope sometimes. Somedays are easier. I always thought I would get breast cancer because both my mother and grandmother had it. Then I got my diagnosis for a different unrelated cancer. Now I worry about both. Sometimes I think I am going crazy. I am trying to live. It's hard.

      about 4 years ago
    • mr_nurse2U's Avatar

      I agree with nancyjac. She appears to be in the same place I am. You can't spend life in fear.
      We are all going to die and have bad thinks happen to us. But there are far most good things that happen to us if we only look for them and take joy in them.
      I was a teacher when I was diagnosed with NHL. I have spent the last 3 years getting a BSN and RN. Since April I applied for over 60 job as an RN at the hospital I wanted to work at and just as many at other hospitals. I was offered a job at the best hospital, the one I wanted to work at, and accepted the job in the Acute Leukemia Unit.
      God has a purpose for us and I believe my cancer was in preparation of placing me where I can do the most good.
      God Bless and I will be praying for your mental peace.

      about 4 years ago
    • marshala1's Avatar

      For God has not given us the spirit of fear--but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2Timothy 1:7). Sounds easy, huh? However, that is not in the book for no reason. We need to be reminded so that fear can't grab ahold of us. I'm amazed at the courage of the cancer survivors on this website. I read all of the answers to this question and marvelled at how well we are all handling this. Yes, I include myself because I am amazed at myself as well, haha. Part of me wants to retreat to a fetal position and cry, but I will not submit to such nonsense. My "sound mind" tells me that I am a powerful woman, and I have a family and friends who are more scared than I am. I must be brave, if not for myself--for them. Love you all.

      about 4 years ago
    • marshala1's Avatar

      For God has not given us the spirit of fear--but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2Timothy 1:7). Sounds easy, huh? However, that is not in the book for no reason. We need to be reminded so that fear can't grab ahold of us. I'm amazed at the courage of the cancer survivors on this website. I read all of the answers to this question and marvelled at how well we are all handling this. Yes, I include myself because I am amazed at myself as well, haha. Part of me wants to retreat to a fetal position and cry, but I will not submit to such nonsense. My "sound mind" tells me that I am a powerful woman, and I have a family and friends who are more scared than I am. I must be brave, if not for myself--for them. Love you all.

      about 4 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      I had colon cancer in 2008 & breast cancer in 2009. Yes, in the dark of night I give in and worry about a new ache, but I try to push those thoughts away. We are checked more closely & often than other people right? That is a good thing so we can catch cancer earlier than someone else might. Cancer has taught me to appreciate the simple blessings in life and to live in the moment, this moment. It is not always easy, but that is life. A positive attitude will really get us through anything. When I say I am happy to be here, I mean it. If it comes back, then I will fight again. And so will you, so try hard not to waste any time given to you. You are a Survivor! We are stronger than we ever knew!

      about 4 years ago
    • Crash's Avatar

      This question is a piece of cake. The first thing you do is worry about it for about twenty years, after that...not so much. So after 3 years of chemo my oncologist slapped me on the butt, and said, "Get outta here! I don't want or need to see you anymore." I've been cured for 33 years. I lived life scared for a long time. It's hard to shake. I went back faithfully for physicals, sometimes I ask to have my markers run again to make sure nothing is amiss. About 20 years ago a tumor that had been killed with chemo turned into a teratoma and I had to have it cut out with a lateral thoracotomy. It had attached itself to my esophagus so some of that had to come out too. I was VERY lucky to have Emory's Joe Miller as my surgeon. In times of stress it seems as if that constriction in my esophagus is getting worse and I as to have my markers run again, but it's been 33 years now. I'm starting to get used to the idea that I don't have to worry about that anymore. I live a healthy life. I exercise, my weight is good, I get excellent when I buy term life insurance, so here's my answer, "Give it 30 years and then let it go!"

      about 4 years ago
    • EAGLESOAR's Avatar

      I have lived through my husbands three bouts of cancer (all different types) and go with him to his chemo treatments and doctor appointments. When he has a scan scheduled my fear of him having a new cancer certainly comes to mind. I try hard not to dwell on it and find that praying helps me overcome my fears. It is in God's hands and I put my trust and faith in Him. I focus on the positives in our lives, try to keep us both busy enjoying our days together and see friends and family. We don't know what the future holds, so make the very best of every day.

      about 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      It will pass.
      Take as good care of yourself as you are possibly able.
      Excise bad habits.
      Living with fear is a choice.
      Get counseling if you need it but do not let shadows rule your life.
      You have already been thru XXX.
      The door to freedom from fear awaits you simply turning its knob and opening the door.
      Exit the building now.
      Enjoy yourself and your surroundings.
      Life is renewed.

      about 4 years ago
    • Judit's Avatar

      The fear of recurring or new cancers will forever be part of your life, but the compartment that fear is in gradually fades to the background. My one caution is to know your body & insist on investigation if something doesn't seem right. Everyone told me my "bloody" urine was just concentrated urine, but it turned out to be spotting from my endometrium. Some day soon you will realize you hadn;t thought of cancer for a day, or two, or more. Some of my friends have said not to worry because these isn't anything you can do about it, but my cancers have all occurred in just a few year. Good .luck.

      about 4 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      Dear Maritza, what you are feeling is completely normal and is something most cancer patients deal with at one time or another. I recently wrote an article that I hope will help you: http://marnieclark.com/dealing-with-the-what-ifs/ . Down at the bottom of the article are some specific suggestions, but I hope the article helps you. Sending hugs from Colorado.

      about 4 years ago
    • PinkRibbons' Avatar

      The way I cope is to not let the worry rule my life. I feel so blessed to be cancer free and live every day being thankful and happy. If it does recur then I will cross that bridge if I ever have to. I am not planning on it. Stay positive, live your life and love your family!! I got through my treatments and I act as if it never happened, I go get checked every 2 months and I dont live in the past, we are survivors!! Celebrate and live for today because there is no future in the past. Hang in there, keep smiling and enjoy your life :) All my Best to you!

      about 4 years ago
    • PinkRibbons' Avatar

      The way I cope is to not let the worry rule my life. I feel so blessed to be cancer free and live every day being thankful and happy. If it does recur then I will cross that bridge if I ever have to. I am not planning on it. Stay positive, live your life and love your family!! I got through my treatments and I act as if it never happened, I go get checked every 2 months and I dont live in the past, we are survivors!! Celebrate and live for today because there is no future in the past. Hang in there, keep smiling and enjoy your life :) All my Best to you!

      about 4 years ago
    • Laurie's Avatar

      The terrible thing about worrying about it coming back is that, [email redacted] it, it does sometimes (3 times over 10 years for me). However, if you try to keep your mind on other things (work, family, etc), you can push it away for awhile. And the "awhiles" gradually become longer and longer.

      This may be sort of dumb, but I found playing computer games like Freecell helped. You are just sort of mindlessly focused on the game for awhile and when you stop, you are on to the next thing, not the cancer thought. There is always gonna be that pain or bump that you think, oh it's cancer, but as time goes on, you can just laugh at yourself. Remember, doctors in training end up believing they have all these wierd diseases when they are learning all the symptoms of things! You have to stop and say, now really, what are the odds of that truly happening???? what is a more likely explanation?

      Each time you are up for a recheck, you'll worry. But each time you are clear, you'll think, by golly, I made it this far so I think I can make it even farther.

      about 4 years ago
    • fluteplayer's Avatar

      just make sure you have the right doctor that gives you scans at least every couple years. scary as they are they would have saved my life if my dr. in 12 years had given me one. she waited until the breast cancer spread to my bones and lungs . she said the insurance co. does not like to pay for scans but I really enjoy paying the co-pays for all my treatments. she gave me a year to live three years ago. I have since found a new dr, who said it took 10 years for it to spread,make sure your dr. keeps a close look out for you

      over 3 years ago
    • CakeLady's Avatar

      I see that some of our posts are still being looked over and I will add that after 4 scans and over a year since treatments I can say that there are even days that I forget I have had cancer! Praise God I am feeling great and working and enjoying life, family and friends. Just a bit of anxiety the week of my scans but I get to go 6 months between scans and only see the doctor every 3 months. I can't say that cancer is a blessing but it has brought a lot of blessings into my life.

      almost 3 years ago

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