The New Cancer Survivors

There are more than 200 different types of cancer and according to Cancer Research UK 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime. These are hard hitting statistics but as points out there have been extraordinary advances which have turned cancer from an apparent death sentence into a manageable chronic illness for many.


This article looks at what it means to live with cancer as a chronic condition by featuring a number of people with different types of cancer . They talk about their feelings and emotions, the effect of cancer on their relationships and how they cope with the uncertainty of their illness.

The New Cancer Survivors | Psychology Today

1 Comment

  1. Liz Potter on August 3, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Your article provides an excellent insight into just what cancer sufferers go through after that first, devastating diagnosis. One thing that leaps out from all the stories is a feeling of a lack of control., not just over your own body but also over your own mind.
    I am a great believer in the healing power of MINDFULNESS as a way of gaining control over rampant negative thoughts and restoring wholeness and calm.
    MINDFULNESS also grounds you in the present moment, something that one of your contributors described as moment to moment living.
    Sometimes it takes a great catastrophe in life to make you appreciate each moment. MINDFULNESS training can enable you to live this way more of the time, being fully present, open and accepting of life as it unfurls, moment by precious moment.

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