It takes another time of adjustment after cancer treatment is completed.
Serena Weatherall was 23 and fresh out of acting school when she discovered she had cancer: stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma.
Her life suddenly veered off course as she endured months of medical appointments and gruelling chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Luckily, the treatments worked and Serena joined a growing group of young cancer ‘survivors’.
“When I finished treatment … [people would] say, ‘Oh my God, that’s amazing! Gosh you must be so happy! You must be over the Moon! You must have a new lease on life!'” she says.
But Serena didn’t feel over the moon at all — she was still in shock from the whole experience.
“I felt like a deer in the headlights,” she says.
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