Free Teleconference re Fear of Recurrenc
Once again, our friends at Living Beyond Breast Cancer (www.lbbc.org) are offering an excellent free teleconference on fear of recurrence. For most women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, this is the single most difficult issue. How do you live your life with this terror hanging over your shoulder? As I promise women who are newer to this world, the safe/lucky passage of time is really the only thing that helps. Eventually, it moves from being right in front of your face to somewhere at your side, on your shoulder, eventually behind you--always ready, of course, to pounce. The goal is clear: to find a way to live as though the cancer will not return. Whether it does or whether it does not, living in continual fear will only wreck the quality of our days. If we do have to deal with this in the future, all the days and weeks of anticipatory worry won't have helped one bit.
Here is the information
September Teleconference on Fear of Recurrence
Register now for our next free teleconference, Monitoring for Recurrence and Managing Fears, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Learn more.
During this program, Carey K. Anders, MD, will discuss the feelings you may have when treatment ends. She will share practical tips for managing your concerns and follow-up care. During this teleconference, you will:
- Explore how your doctor will monitor for recurrence over time
- Understand the feelings you may have after treatment ends and the lingering fears of the years beyond
- Learn skills to cope with your feelings and find more support
- Discover practical tips to ease your concerns, including making a post-treatment plan with your doctor
You may also be interested in LBBC's Guide to Understanding Fear of Recurrence.