by Joel Schorn. Cancer. Is there a more terrifying word in the English language? Author Joel Schorn suggests that it is the “unknowns” that make even the idea of cancer such a scary thing. He writes, “Research has shown that two of the major fears people have about cancer are fear of getting it in the first place and fear of what happens during treatment. In this CareNote, he offers practical wisdom and guidance to those fearing or facing cancer at any stage, encouraging readers to limit fears to situations where they can make a difference in the outcome. Sections include: Will I survive?, How bad will the treatments make me feel, Will the cancer come back?, and Keep your faith in view.