Many people focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment as the beginning and end of their experience with cancer. People are often surprised when they realize that they don't "go back" to the exact same person they were before they began this journey. Often times the expectations of our loved ones and friends is that we finish our treatment and the cancer is gone. For some, that will end up being true, but for others, it may not be the case.
Either way, most of us move into our post treatment phase different in both mind and body than we were before we began.