Heart of Oncology Nursing

Finding Yourself on the Open Road

Kevin Horan

communication, self care, holistic care
CJON 2012, 16(5), 537-538. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.537-538

You just received the news no one wants to hear. You have cancer. Now what? You might even wonder, "Why me?" So you get educated, read books, search the Internet, and get second opinions but, in the end, you do what you have to do to survive. For some it's surgery, whereas for others it may be radiation, chemotherapy, or some other treatment. Whatever your choice, the main ingredient is attitude. You can do research till the cows come home but your mental outlook is everything. Each life touched by cancer is unique and mine, which is special to me, is offered to you for consideration.

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