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Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant, Mehmet Oz

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Chapter 16

Facing the Road Ahead Together

Survivorship

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I have made many wonderful friends, and I have lost many courageous friends. I feel a sense of purpose when I’m able to help other cancer patients navigate through the rough waters of a cancer diagnosis … my life has more meaning.

ALI DESIDERIO,community member, Cancer Support Community, San Francisco Bay Area

tHE TERM “CANCER SURVIVOR” has different meanings for each person. Being a survivor can refer to anyone diagnosed with cancer from the time of diagnosis through the rest of his or her life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention actually considers survivors to be anyone affected ...

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