The self that lived for fulfillment may have collapsed like a pretense at the first word of cancer. This is not a loss, however, but a refinement. You are no longer defined by the interests you pursued or the desires you expressed: you are no more or less than the person whom your wife (or husband) and children love. via Quitting the Cancer Battle.
How John Green Wrote a Cancer Book but Not a ‘Bullshit Cancer Book’ – The Atlantic.
I had a friend who I’d known since college, which is a lot longer ago than I would like to think sometimes. We were each other’s maid of honor in our weddings. We drifted apart after our children were born — different times, so we never got the chance to bond further over playdates. When I was diagnosed with cancer some years ago (no fishing for sympathy — I’m seven years cancer free and stronger […]
prooffreader.com: Interactive graphic: Cancer diagnosis and mortality rates.
The truth is we don’t know why this shit happens. In an interview with The Guardian, Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the ‘cancer memoir’ The Emperor of All Maladies, says, “In a spiritual sense, a positive attitude may help you get through chemotherapy and surgery and radiation and what have you. But a positive mental attitude does not cure cancer—any more than a negative mental attitude causes cancer.” We need to stop blaming cancer patients and […]
445 Days • Federico Viticci.
Scientists unravel genetic code of esophageal cancer. This is the kind of cancer that I had. The best news in the world would be a cure, but hey, I’ll take what advances there are!