Cancer Tip 73 – Beware Maslow. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is real. In the midst of the cancer fight you have a certain clarity about what’s important and what isn’t. As you move further away from the chemo and things become fuzzy you may start to drift back (or forward, I’m not sure) to different priorities forgetting some of the “stop and smell the roses” lessons you once embraced as a newly minted survivor. I’m not sure if it is good or bad, but it can happen.