Whether this is your first bout with cancer, or you’re experiencing a recurrence, it’s important to remember — you’re not alone. It’s estimated that half of all men and a third of all women get cancer at some point during their lifetimes. And of these, millions are living productive lives, winning the fight every day.
While cancer is one of the biggest challenges you will ever face, there are reasons to be hopeful. Scientists continue to deepen our understanding of cancer, leading to more sophisticated treatments that can help you live better, for longer. And you have other resources to draw on as well — friends, family, your spiritual community, and the community of fellow patients and survivors who can support you throughout your journey.