Beating cancer, conquering fear


Beating breast cancer feels like a triumph, an exit from a dark, frightening valley. Recovery is often accompanied by overwhelming joy, a sense of exhilaration, and a desire to celebrate life and appreciate all the colors, smells, and flavors around us with a child’s sense of wonder.

When the medical arsenal withdraws and the endless and difficult treatments cease, the mere prospect of a return to normal is a source of immeasurable happiness. Survivors want to catch up on lost time, grab life by the horns, and take up abandoned projects.

Yet fear and anxiety can be a downside for many of these fighters who battled tooth and nail against breast cancer. Living in constant dread snuffs out the flame of life. It is a thorn in the side of this new beginning. Breast cancer survivors must treat this fear like any other. Healthy habits and a good life philosophy are far better than obsessive fear. Besides, for many of us, cancer turns out to be an isolated case, a temporary setback.

After their long journeys through the desert, thousands of women are able
to take a new look at life and transform their core values and their relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. Let’s hope that their inspiring example strikes a billion sensitive cords and becomes a shield in the fight against cancer!

The positive side

Having breast cancer may feel like the worst thing that can happen to you. Yet, there may be some good things you can take away. Many survivors say that breast cancer has given them a renewed appreciation for life and for their social network. Others have made new friendships, rekindled old ones and found an inner strength. This has led many people to help others cope with breast cancer.

Source: Susan G. Koman Foundation at ww5.komen. org/uploadedFiles/

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