Family Member or Loved One
That is a great question! My mother had breast cancer twice. Once when I was younger, and then she was diagnosed again right before I got married. She survived after radiation treatment. I know reoccurrence is a big thing on her mind, and mine as well. I think one of the things that I love about my mom is that she lives each day to the fullest, just one day at a time. I know my mom has a great support structure of family and friends to talk to. I think that helps a ton. She has a group of women from her church that get together and pray, and she has a lot of family members that support her. When you have support, it's easier to share the burden of fear with others. I think the best way to get over the fear is to talk about it. If you feel like you don't have that kind of support, I would consider joining a local support group. Most hospitals have small support groups for breast cancer. Support groups are so great because you get to share your fears, and when you start talking to others with the same fear, you realize you are not alone. And that realization is the first step, in my opinion, of conquering your fear. I hope this helps! I'm praying you find that!