I am a two year cancer survivor, in remission, feeling good, and focusing on a quality of life that I perhaps took all too much for granted in the past. But like all cancer survivors, I worry about what may be happening inside my body where mutant cells and dormant micro-tumors might be taking up their opportunistic work again. I try not to dwell on it, but there is the ever-present question about what to do if there is a recurrence.
My husband and I have learned that cancers – even cancers with the same name – behave differently before and after treatment. While our doctors help us through the storms of illness, it is unreasonable to expect them to constantly research all possibilities in a world of head-spinning new science.