41, Zejtun, Majjistral Malta
I'd ask for information about how the disease might progress and treatment options, hoping I'd retain enough to start internet researching. I find it takes a while to understand a diagnosis.My focus would be quality of life, rather than life at any cost.
I think that, because Cancer is so prevalent, probably everyone has given it at least some thought. Just 2 weeks ago today, I attended the funeral of a close relative (a beautiful person) who fought the disease for 5-6 years (with surgeries, chemo, etc). Additionally, my mom, great-aunt, great-grandmother, the wife of my mother's youngest brother (my uncle), and at least 2 of my work colleagues, as well as a 12/13 year old church member that I used to visit at the hospital, have died from Cancer. So you bet I've given it some thought!In 2019, I actually thought that I might have had it, but the test results were negative. Thank God.Depending on what 'stage' it's at, I'd make my decision about how to deal with it. However, I have no intention on wasting money on surgeries or chemo.
Lots of thought actually having been lucky enough to have had an early diagnosis at 31 and dealt with it.No more about me, but it is a disease that there has been no cure for sadly. Lost to many loved ones to cancer.
Getting your head around it would be first, accepting you have the disease, info from doctors can be helpful.Lifting your spirit/self esteem is at least 1 3rd of helping yourself, take a different point of view from the normal misery that comes with such news. also have an open mind and spirit to a new possibility other than the cancer.Most important never be afraid of death, it happens to every person.
I've been diagnosed twice with melanoma. Most recent was 2 years ago. My first diagnosis 22 years ago, I cried after I hung up the phone with the doctor. This most recent time I took it in stride.It's frightening but you have to move forward with your life like the cancer never existed. Luckily both my operations were successful. If you have any moles or skin lesions that look "funny", please make an appointment with a dermatologist. My uncle recently died of melanoma that spread to his brain. He didn't know the mole on his back was the place where the melanoma originated. Be safe and get checked.
Quite a number of interesting comments here. Very insightful especially those who have had brushes with this horrible illness. Thank you all very much.
Cancers are a living thing which has to be taken into the equation, and just like any living thing if you attack or provoke a cancer in the wrong way it will fight back.
When one considers the amount of cells contained in the human body it's not surprising that some mutate and produce cancer in some people.In this day and age of science and technology one would hope that a cure for this disease would have been discovered.
I know someone who ignored the signs of colon cancer until he couldn't withstand the pain. He will undergo radiation therapy to shrink the cancer so there will be less when he goes for surgery.It's cancer.... don't procrastinate !!
Hey Joey, how you doin I think sometimes how we think we might react and how we do, can be sooo different than thought....Somethings need to be experienced to know.To your lack of experience, long may it continue But ....... you have cancer, does that alter your rights/views to continue searching for love & romance? Top of my head I would say, one should just walk away but having said that, it all depends on how you view life... or so me thinks.If only life were like the movies ..... In my books, I'd see " sweet November" as being perfect ideal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB3a6lTHJJc
Good points about body cells Tiger and Joseph The feelings of your true belief resonate through every cell in your body, so cancer will easily pick up on your lies.