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How I Deal with Survivor’s Guilt

As a two-year cancer survivor, I have had the heartbreak of experiencing the loss of fellow cancer patients, including my own grandfather. Since being diagnosed with cancer, loss of life hits a little harder and I seem to experience what is referred to as “survivor’s guilt.”

Acknowledging survivor’s guilt

It’s important that as survivors, we acknowledge this guilt. We have the power to use this guilt and choose to live our lives in honor of those that we’ve lost. We can take advantage of this position we are in and overcome it with positivity and action to create something meaningful.

Have you experienced survivor’s guilt? Let me know in the comments below!


  • Ann Harper moderator
    7 months ago

    I agree and I live my life in honor of my mother who lost her battle to lung cancer. I am trying to take steps toward a more meaningful life that is more positive and generous toward others. Thank you for sharing your video and being so upbeat!

  • Racheli Alkobey moderator author
    7 months ago

    Thank you for sharing that part of your story <3

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