The effects of breast cancer are not purely physical. A cancer diagnosis challenges women emotionally. It changes how they see themselves, how they value their lives, and how they envision their future. Once diagnosed, women experience fear, anxiety and disbelief. It is a natural reaction for some to question their relationship with God or wonder why things like “cancer” happen to people. Why did it happen to them?
Life takes on new meaning post-diagnosis. Many describe the blessings of a cancer diagnosis. They have a new appreciation for life and the simple blessings that fill every day.
For every woman, her relationship with God, as it relates to her breast cancer journey, is uniquely personal. Coming to terms with the mixed emotions, accepting the diagnosis, and understanding the role that God plays in each woman’s individual life is an important step in becoming well, physically and spiritually.