An interesting article, from "cure" (Cancer Updates, Research & Education). This is about
one of the emotional aspects of life after diagnosis...Scanxiety, Fear of Recurrence: Whatever You Call It, It's Real
From the article:It has been eleven years since the words "oncology visit" entered my world. Since then, it has evoked a wide array of emotions. Fear, joy, happiness, sadness, hope, love, care, anxiety, just to name a few. There is something that happens when you realize you have cancer. It leaves an indelible mark deep in your soul. It changes you.
and:If the survivor in your life experiences these emotions, just listen. Please don't tell them that they shouldn't feel the way that they do. Sit with them in their emotions. It creates feelings of confusion to be told you shouldn't feel how you do.
[Edit: Better link. Thanks, CAdogsRus!]
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