Expressing Your Concerns

Naturally, when the cancer treatment ends, your health care team becomes less involved in your daily life. Many women feel they have lost the support of some of the people most involved with their physical needs and well being. If you feel this way, you may want to talk with someone on your health care team you felt close to.

Don't condemn yourself for feeling devastated or uncertain, sad or afraid. Ask for help and understanding. Make sure the people close to you understand what you are dealing with. Let them help. Consider asking for additional help from professionals such as nurses, social workers, clergy, psychologists, or psychiatrists.

Bilkey, a cancer survivor, is shown here at a rally against breast cancer that was held at Michigan's State Capitol in 1993.

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