Surviving Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

25. Why does my family treat me differently than they did before I had cancer?

Your loved ones may not understand your feelings and may not be prepared for the fact that recovery can be a slow process. When treatment is over, they may expect you to be enthusiastic about getting on with your life. They also may feel the need to get back to a normal life.

You may want to share this booklet with caregivers and other loved ones: Facing Forward: When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment