(survivors or newly diagnosed) cancer patients , may I ask you some questions? Im doing my speech about cancer, and I be wondering this: ...

Im doing my speech about cancer, and I be wondering this:
- how did you react when you found out you had cancer? whats it like finding out?
- is it bumpy to think that you have such a horrid sickness?
- do you ever think nearly dying?
- when you found out you were cancer free, how did you react?
Answers:    When I found out I had lung cancer it be really by accident. I went to the er for something else. I wasn't scared, freshly very sad especially that I wouldn't see my granddaughter grow up. I also was amazingly worried about my dog, who would take him. I told my kids what kind of funeral I looked-for but somehow it still doesn't seem real. I couldn't believe it when I was told I be cancer free. You don't hear of many people surviving lung cancer.
1. I was NOT Surprised at adjectives. (Between my Mammogram, and Biopsy I kept getting emails that said:
"Breast Cancer, Know the signs." "New Treatments in Breast Cancer Development." "Do you have Breast Cancer? Click here"...etc, etc. I figured it as a sign from God, and i.e. why I was not surprised at all that I had cancer.

2. I have caught it early. Stage 1, no lymph node involvement, so it was literally a piece of cake.

3. Oh Yes, I always do....every since I be a kid.

4. I am only 6 months out, and am on Tamoxifen right now. I live every day to it's fullest, because I don't know what this stuff is going to do to my body.

Hope that help.
My wife had breast cancer and I can answer some of these questions and I don't mind at adjectives.

1. You don't believe it, and you ask yourself, "why?". It is like getting the air knocked out of you.

2.How can it not be? It is the worst possible report one can ever get concerning ones health.

3. Of course you think roughly death, I know my wife did but one tries to not dwell on it.

4. You pray it does not come back.

I was near when my wife got the news, and it is devastating. When one has cancer their lives are forever changed. You can never be the character you were before cancer. The biggest emotions are start, and anger. You actually do not have time to react because you are contained by and out of doctor's offices sometimes two to three a day getting tested and probed. It is a whirlwind, and the information is overwhelming.

And then you enjoy to face the reality of how will you pay for adjectives of it? Will you be able to work and how will you handle the logistics? Getting cancer asks numerous questions that one have never considered before. I would not wish it on anyone.
First, my life is not a "horror". I have a disease, yes, but it does NOT HAVE MY LIFE. My illness in no way negate my life.

Second, cancer is not just A disease: cancer is hundreds of different diseases with different courses and treatments and outcomes.

- how did you take action when you found out you had cancer? whats it like finding out?

Relieved. The options that be on the table from my CBC results were all pretty awful, and Ph+ CML was one of the most readily treatable of them adjectives.

- is it painful to think that you have such a horrid sickness?

I don't hold it anymore. I'm in the minority of Ph+ CML patients who chose to undergo HSCT ("bone marrow transplantation").

- do you ever think in the order of dying?

Yes. Mostly in the context of putting it off for as long as is feasible.

- when you found out you be cancer free, how did you react?

For me, the actual day of no longer having CML wasn't a surprise at adjectives and had no special feelings attached to it because I'd been expecting it for months at that point and it be just one step in the recovery process.

I stopped have cancer the day I decided to undergo a transplant. Now I'm a transplant receiver, and that means having a different illness near different limitations and different risks, but I don't have cancer anymore and it's probable that I will never again have this kind of cancer.

The first light of day of not having cancer and instead having a different, also serious, chronic condition was a moment ago one day on a very long road.

Cures, at least the modern ones, are not an winding up. They're just one step.


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