In 2016 The National Cancer Institute predicted, “An estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. The most common cancers in 2016 are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.” That’s a lot of cancers.
Cancer places us on the front line of a battle with our own body. We not only have to choose the right course of treatment from a wide array, but also the right team of professionals with which to form an alliance. It often involves breaking down one’s health in order to improve it. This is both counterintuitive and frightening.
Use this deck individually to work through the challenges and choose the Skills & Attitudes to apply in order to respond. Share these cards with family and friends to help them understand on particularly tough days. Use them in a support group to help build peer support. They can be as a teaching tool with healthcare professionals and newly-diagnosed patients.
For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page.
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BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.
Your Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck is featured above. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them. We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.
Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?
Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.
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