The Danger of Comparison: Positive Ways to Manage Your Cancer Journey

The Danger of Comparison: Positive Ways to Manage Your Cancer Journey

During a cancer journey, it is all too easy to be consumed with negative thoughts. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America has written a wonderful post about the importance of positivity during this difficult time. There are many different avenues to hear about other patients’ stories and experiences. Although this is very beneficial in order to receive advice, hope, and information, this article warns against comparing your experience too much with others’. Dr. David Wakefield, a mind-body therapist, reminds us that “one person’s story, however similar, doesn’t have to be your story.” Remembering this and that “[you are] not a statistic” can bring positivity and hope to your own journey. The article provides a long list of ways to stay positive during a cancer diagnosis and treatment, or just in your everyday life! Click the link above to check out this post and learn some great tips and advice for improving your outlook on life.

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