Sometimes it helps everyone if the most basic challenges of a situation are clarified. So today I'll distill the essential challenges that people face after completion of cancer treatment:
MEDICAL: Integrating their history of cancer into a comprehensive wellness program
EMOTIONAL: Finding a “new normal” that integrates the changes and losses, as well as establishing healthy ways to deal with their heightened sense of vulnerability and uncertainty.
SOCIAL: Dealing with relationships and roles at home, work, school and community in life-enhancing ways that respect their limits.
FINANCIAL: Finding ways to pay for past, current and future care. Dealing with the changes and losses related to loss of income and/or wealth. (Thank you, Finn, for pointing out in your comment.)
Healthy Survivors meet these challenges by striving to continue to get good care and live as fully as possible.