Once cancer treatment is finished, you may be relieved and pleased that your cancer is in remission, but you may also be afraid that your cancer will come back. This is a common reaction among cancer patients.
It’s important to acknowledge your fears. Trying to pretend they don’t exist just makes them worse. Instead, try the following methods to reduce your anxiety:
Through these techniques, over time, the fear may usually lessen. If it continues, and you are feeling overwhelmed, talk to your doctor about a referral for counselling.
The Canadian Cancer Society has a database that can be used to find local support services in your area. You can access it below: