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Managing the fear of recurrence

Fear of recurrence is common and natural type of fear among survivors; however, worrying about it on a constant basis can affect one’s quality of life. Understanding how to manage this type of fear can help an individual regain their confidence and secureness when it comes to survivorship. This can be done by:

  • Talking with family and friends about concerns
  • Focusing on wellness (through acupuncture, massage, meditation, etc.)
  • Focusing on hobbies and other activities
  • Finding a cancer support group
  • Talking with a professional therapist
  • Being patient

Each cancer survivor’s experience is unique and different styles of coping, based on preferences, can make it easier to adjust to life as a cancer survivor.