Being told you have cancer will change you forever. It may be difficult to even hear anything else that is said after the word “cancer.” At this moment, you have become a cancer survivor. While this is not a journey that you would willingly sign up for, it can become a meaningful and enriching part of your life. The first and quite possibly the most important point to make about cancer survivorship is that you are not alone. There are many cancer survivors around you, including people you would have hardly guessed ever had cancer. In addition, the number of survivors continues to grow, as successful therapies produce cures or control of the disease even while many of the underlying causes of cancer remain unknown.