By becoming a member of the Absenger Cancer Education Foundation, you are not just a member, you are a part of the cause.
Mapping the Cancer Journey: Cancer as a Turning Point
Cancer is unavoidably a turning point in your life. The difficulty will be for you to understand this turning point. Predictably, there will be a “before” and “after” cancer diagnosis. In that moment of cancer diagnosis and on, you become a patient who is treated for her illness. You are no longer the distinct person you were before you walked into your oncologist’s office. When you heard, “you have cancer” you joined 5000 cancer survivors who heard the same words on that day (Gordon & Edwards, 2005; Mailman, 2014).