"I thought I had prepared myself for the worst, but when I heard the doctor say "cancer," I felt as if I couldn't breathe. How could this happen to me? ... Cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence, but I felt as if my life had been threatened. I began to plan the readings and the music for my funeral Mass. It wasn't long before reality intruded. There were (medical) decisions to make ... I had become accustomed to praying about major decisions, but prayer was suddenly difficult. Although I never would have admitted it at the time, a part of me was angry at God for allowing this to happen." -- From Fighting Cancer with the Help of Your Catholic Faith
Cancer is a journey through physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. While some 1.4 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer annually, it's always an individual who hears the words "You have cancer." It's always that person's loved ones whose lives are so affected.
Here is solid, encouraging, practical help and support for anyone who has cancer and for his or her family members and friends.