Welcome to Carved By Cancer

Helping survivors move forward after cancer.

Carved By Cancer Community

Being alive is more than being cured.

As survivors of cancer, we are not truly empowered to continue our healing journey once we’re cured. Our treatment experience changed our whole body – our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing; but the healthcare system’s main focus was to fix the physical. The path forward through the numerous changes is unclear.

Once treatment is finished we are told to go home and rest easy, and the people around us celebrate us beating cancer. But inside, we often feel disconnected or even broken. That’s a lot to take on, even with an amazing support network.

So, how do you move forward? How do you live again?

Put yourself back in the driver’s seat. 

It turns out that regaining control of our lives, finding direction, and tuning in to how we have changed requires a few new tools and some gentle guidance. Carved by Cancer was created to address the needs of people just like us, and to return to the healthcare community with new care solutions to incorporate into the healing journey.

When I was looking for my own answers, I found the proven, well-studied, frameworks of Positive Psychology, Narrative Coaching and Sexual Healing to be instrumental in my whole healing journey. These structures systematically address the intersection of our physical, mental and emotional needs after treatment. Making it possible to address and deal with the changes we have experienced. I’ve combined them and my coaching practice to create this member support network.

It is your time to be truly alive.

Carved by Cancer is the key in the ignition. Will you turn it?

The Core Membership is a guided weekly program using methodologies from the fields of positive psychology, narrative therapy and sexual healing. We focus on topics such as:

  • 💬 Disconnection from and changes to our bodies.
  • 🔎 Understanding or redefining ourselves.
  • 🏆 Creating your legacy.
  • ❤️ Sex after cancer.
  • ☠️ Overcoming fear.


More about Kathy Washburn

I am a cancer survivor, coach, and speaker who works with people navigating life’s most challenging transitions. I am a certified coach, recognized speaker, former executive, and founder of Carved by Cancer.

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More about Carved by Cancer

Carved By Cancer helps survivors make positive sustainable change through proven tools and expert guidance. We offer coaching, online courses, and a membership program. Each is thoughtfully designed to help you regain control over your body, your mind, and your life. 

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