A cancer diagnosis is a traumatic life event that disrupts a person’s sense of security, and makes them question priorities and beliefs. Cancer is also a diagnosis that people are living with for longer periods of time, as medical treatments become more effective. Fear of a recurrence can leave cancer survivors with unfamiliar and lasting feelings of anxiety, and interfere with work and family relationships. Assess your levels of anxiety and mood as the mental and emotional stress of cancer also has physical effects, making patients more vulnerable to unhealthy habits, and delaying their recovery from surgery or chemotherapy. How can patients break free from the fear, and successfully manage the many stressors of cancer treatment?