Brief Communication: Perspectives of survivors: Coping with lifestyle adjustments following cancer diagnosis and treatment

Margaret I. Fitch


Adjusting to a new “normal”! When I finished treatments, I thought I would be “over the top” happy... but I wasn’t. It felt good to be done of course, but I found myself being in limbo. When I was undergoing treatment, people would ask how I was doing. When I was done nobody really asked anymore. It’s like they think “Hey, you beat it... now you can go back to your everyday life”. But it’s not like that!! Cancer changes you! The trauma of a cancer diagnosis changes a lot of things, even if, in the end, everything has gone really well. (#2048 Q33 ONT)

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