What scares you most about Cancer?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2013
What scares you most about Cancer?
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Thu, 03-27-2014 - 10:58am

What scares you most about Cancer-the treatments, the surgeries or something else?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-08-2002
Sun, 03-30-2014 - 8:39am

The possibly of it coming back after chemo and spreading is what scares me the most.  My prognosis is good, but after reading posts from a support group on Inspire, I felt more afraid about that possibility than I had before.  I'm avoiding cancer support groups...so depressing, so NOT what I had hoped it would be.  And there are so many therapies and approaches to my form of cancer that I was unaware of until I read multiple posts there, and suddenly I was questioning if I was getting the best treatment.  It left me confused.

By the way, I'm doing well.  My symptoms are neuropathy in my hands and feet, some nausea, poor appetite, sluggish digestion the week of chemo and diarrhea the week after, severe fatique, and sores in my mouth, on my lips, and some on my hands.  The positive part of all this is that I'm handling it well, I'm able to work half time, and I am half way done after my next chemo session tomorrow!