Let's Talk About It: Ovarian Cancer - Survivor's Guilt

June 14, 2023

The question “Why me?” often exemplifies the experience of survivor’s guilt. Feeling survivor’s guilt is more common than you may think and can be triggered in different ways. Your positive news at a follow-up visit, regaining strength when treatment ends, and having manageable side effects are all events that may counter-intuitively lead to stress or even shame. The loss of a fellow survivor naturally gives rise to grief which can be compounded by guilt.

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