“There's a lot of miscommunication and number one, I would tell them you don't need to face these decisions alone,” Dr. Pat Basu said in an interview addressing patient’s fear in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I think that when people are diagnosed with cancer, cancer really becomes their life,” Alessandra Tantawi said in a recent interview with CURE®. “And it's so hard to just have a ‘normal day’ where you can focus on anything besides cancer. And I think what's important is to spend time that is outside of the cancer treatment.”
Ten years ago, as I was approaching my first follow-up scan, I asked a seasoned cancer survivor if the anxiety of going through these rituals ever got easier. Without hesitation, she smiled and said "no."