When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they have a lot of questions. The first question, as I mentioned recently, is this: “Am I going to die?”
But another common question follows after that. “How did this happen?”
Cancer patients often feel regret. What if I had quit smoking? What if my diet had been healthier? What if I had gotten my mammogram sooner? Guilt and regret, while understandable (and, to some extent, unavoidable) are not productive in walking the cancer journey.