Cancer will affect most people at some point in their life either directly or indirectly. My personal experiences have shown there are many emotions which come into play for the patient as well as their family, friends and acquaintances. We have all heard of what cancer is but few know the emotional toll on everyone. Many do not understand how to act or feel during this time or understand what their role could or should be. Understanding how the patient is surviving cancer, how they process the illness, and what their expectations are will help everyone to deal with the trauma of cancer. Everyone wants to support their loved ones but few know how. Hopefully after reading about my journey through the cancer process, it will be easier for you to navigate through yours with fewer unknowns.