by William Penzer, PhD
In an ideal world, after your last cancer treatment your doctor would offer an infusion of self-esteem, a magic potion to plug the holes in your self-image left behind from your journey through Cancerville and replenish your reserves of self-confidence. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy. If cancer has left your self-esteem in shambles, the task of reclaiming a healthy sense of self will be a unique challenge – but it’s definitely a doable one.
by Merle H. Mishel, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Barbara B. Germino, PhD, RN, FAAN
Everyone experiences feelings of uncertainty now and then. But as a cancer survivor, you may find yourself wrestling with a unique type of uncertainty – the possibility of cancer recurrence. This fear of your cancer returning can linger long after treatment ends.
by David Tabatsky
Expressive writing can be a wonderful tool for clarifying your thoughts, relieving stress, and improving communication skills. Each of these benefits alone is a great reason to write. Who can argue against clearing up the haze of our daily overload of information, stimulation, and trepidation? Who can object to writing their way to relaxation? Who can rail against the benefits of better communication?
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