Cancer Survivor’s Guilt

Cancer survivor’s guilt is real and it’s common. Not all survivors experience it, but many do. Some oncologists believe that most cancer survivors experience some degree of post-traumatic stress disorder. For me, cancer survivor’s guilt is a feeling of unworthiness that floats just beneath the surface and is triggered by the loss of someone I knew or admired, or anyone who seemingly lived a more meaningful life than I have.

Saturday was my 7-year cancer survivorship day–my cancerversary as I call it, but I didn’t celebrate this year. Someone I admired, who truly made the world a more positive and better place, lost her battle.

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