Welcome! On this page you will find information about a
resource for individuals with cancer, particularly geared towards
those who have completed a course of treatment for cancer.
As a lymphoma survivor and a psychologist I became interested in
how we cope with cancer treatment in the months and years after
treatment, and how we make meaning of the experience of cancer.
In my exploration of this topic, I found a great booklet produced
by the National Cancer Institute about life after cancer.
I thought it might be useful to put together a workbook to go along
with this booklet where people could respond to specific questions
about the reading and also do more open-ended journaling.
I am interested in doing some research on this topic - how do
people adapt after treatment, heal, and grow, psychologically and
perhaps spiritually. But for now, I wanted to make this resource
available to other lymphoma survivors. I wanted you to have it
and I am also interested in any feedback you may have about the
workbook that may help me to improve it.
- Jennifer Moye
You will need both as the workbook refers to reading in the NCI
Once you download both, start by turning to the workbook. You
will find instructions that explain how to use the workbook.
Each week it suggests reading from the NCI booklet, and offers some
questions for consideration and some space for open-ended
writing. Obviously, you don't have to answer every question but
can focus on those that seem more relevant to you.
For example, in week three the workbook suggests you read the NCI
booklet section on healthcare, then asks some questions about your
experience of healthcare providers, contrasting situations where you
felt in control or not in control, and asking you to reflect on what
makes for a good healthcare experience. Later, in week
eleven, the workbook suggests you read the NCI booklet section on
friends, then asks some questions about the support you received from
family and friends and how your experience with
cancer changed your relationships with family and friends.
If you have any feedback about the workbook, you will find at the
end of the workbook a feedback form that you can email to me along
with my email address. I would really appreciate your help in
making the workbook more useful.