Several publicities speak very well about the shock experienced by the announcement of a cancer. Your life is turned upside down as well as that of your entourage. You often feel that you are losing control because you are totally dependent on meetings with specialists and multidisciplinary teams; Awaiting further tests, treatments, biopsies, surgeries. You feel impotence since the control of your life seems to escape you.

Medicine is making extraordinary advances and some cancers will eventually be classified as chronic. I never advise people to stop their treatments. I suggest instead visualization workouts to combine your mental strength with medical treatments. By developing an approach on managing anxiety, living in the present, using the imposed downtime to take care of yourself mentally and physically, you are better equipped and in control, to live this stage of your life.