Benefits of Giving Back
Giving back can be helpful to the giver and the receiver. Many people give back to help others, but find that they have also gained.
For some, it allows them to be more open about what they went through and get in touch with their feelings.
For others, giving someone else hope helps them gain control over their life and look at their experience in a different way.
Survivors have said that telling their story took away the feeling that their life is defined by their cancer experience. They explained that giving back asserts that “You are more than your cancer” and that "I had cancer, but the cancer doesn’t have me".