When cancer treatment comes to an end, people start a new chapter in their lives, one that can bring hope and happiness, but also have some doubts and fear. No two people are same. Each and every person has his or her own way of coping and learning to manage these emotions. It will take some time and practice. You will probably be concerned that the cancer might again come back, and you might find yourself thinking about death. The fear of cancer coming back is called cancer recurrence is common among cancer survivors and can even be quite strong.
Might be you are more aware of the effects cancer had on your family, friends, and career. Some Unexpected issues might also cause concern. You might be feeling worried by financial concern resulting from your treatment. Some people might be better prepared for life after cancer than others. But everyone can benefit from help and support from other people, whether friends and family, religious groups, support groups, or others.
Going back to “normal”
You have been seeing your care team quite frequently now, you don’t have to visit for a lot of months at one time. When treatment is over, some people feel like they’re no longer fighting the cancer. You might feel alone without the support of your care team. These people may have become an most important part of your life. Not seeing them might make you nervous and sad.
You might also find that going back to your family is not as easy as you thought it would be. Things that you did before cancer are now being done by other people. You may disagree with how others have done things, but are afraid to say anything.
Much attention has been given to the importance of having a positive attitude. Some people go so far as to put forward that such an attitude will stop the cancer from growing or keep it from coming back.
You might be better able to run your life and cancer history when you’re able to look at things in a positive light, but that’s not always possible. It is always good to work toward having a positive attitude, which can help you feel better about life . Remember you don’t have to act “positive” all the time. Don’t beat yourself up or let others make you feel guilty when you’re feeling sad, or distressed.
Some people feel that its better to have a person-to-person connection with a counselor who can give one-on-one attention and encouragement. Your care team may be able to advise a counselor who works with cancer survivors.
Spirituality and religion
Religion can be a great source of strength for many people. Some find new faith during a cancer experience. Still others find themselves questioning their faith. Spirituality is important to many people, even those who don’t practice a formal religion. Always keep in your mind that you are a cancer survivor and also remember the good news: You are one of millions alive today who has had cancer, and the survival rate is improving all the time.
Dr. Aniruddha Mandhane is the best Cancer Specialist in Aurangabad (Cancer Physician / Oncologist Surgeon / Cancer Doctor). Dr. Mandhane is associated with Best Cancer Hospital in Aurangabad. He was having tremendous experience in treating all types of cancers patients. Dr. Aniruddha Mandhane is among the leading General & laparoscopic surgeon as well as endoscopist in Aurangabad. He has passed his MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore in 2008. He has completed his Masters in Surgery (M. S.) from Sri Devaraj Urs university of higher education and research in 2012.