Being diagnosed with cancer can be very frightening. There is the fear that the cancer treatment will not be successful, that the cancer will return, that it will be painful, and that you may not survive. All of these feelings are normal and very understandable.
It will assist your recovery if you have a positive attitude towards your diagnosis and treatment. Some people find that prayer or meditation helps. Others enjoy the company of people with whom they can share their feelings and explore the meaning of their experience with the illness. All agree that what matters most is love, laughter and taking pleasure in the simple things in life.