Well-being After Cancer
Well-being of cancer survivors is a key component to enhance quality of life.
Despite each person's feelings being unique, well-being of people recovering from cancer is often affected by common concerns such as cancer recurrence. However, various options are available to obtain emotional support for cancer survivors, it is important to make sure you choose what's right for you.
Worrying about cancer coming back can affect sleeping, eating and generally quality of life.
Many cancer survivors reported being less concerned with the passing of time, but the fear or cancer recurrence may still be triggered again months or even years after treatment. The National Cancer institute has developed some tips to help better manage the fear of cancer returning, offering a holistic approach and providing emotional support to people recovering from cancer, thus enhancing well-being of cancer survivors.
Facing forward: Life after cancer treatment. National Cancer Institute, 2014.