by Kathy Teipan. We’re all aware that there are no guarantees in life. But from the moment a cancer diagnosis is received, uncertainty becomes a near permanent facet of a patient’s life and their family’s. How does one continue to live “normally” in the face of doctor visits, treatments, side effects, and emotional upheaval all while facing an uncertain future? In this CareNote, author Kathy Teipan shares solid support and guidance from people who have been there in sections titled: Support one another, Understand the disease and the treatment, Figure out how you will cope, and Find strength, patience, and acceptance.