Addressing the Emotional Scars of Cancer
There is a vacuum of support when it comes to helping people heal and move forward beyond a cancer diagnosis. Whether facing feelings of depression, isolation, fear of recurrence, survivor guilt, anger, or loss, many people struggle to navigate from cancer back into “normal life.” Often the emotional byproducts of the cancer experience go untreated and impact the mental and physical health of patients and their ability to integrate back into their families and communities.
The emotional scars of cancer stretch far beyond patients and survivors. When factoring in professional and family caregivers, the number of people impacted by cancer multiplies exponentially – and innovative support interventions are needed to address the unseen scars of the disease. By using volunteering and travel as a healing mechanism, as well as providing tangible tools for expanding the story beyond cancer, A Fresh Chapter gives people impacted a meaningful way to heal and move forward.