Belief is in our mind. Faith is in our heart. When you were diagnosed, did you anchor or lose your faith in someone, or something? Did your belief and faith match, or contradict each other?
If you’re interested in meditation, and are not familiar with Ram Dass, I encourage you to find his book, Journey of Awakening.
In this three-minute video, Ram Dass talks with Oprah Winfrey about his stroke. It crosses over to any major event, such as cancer: