Experiences with Diagnosed

There is no way to prepare for a cancer diagnosis. It doesn’t matter the type of cancer, the age at which you are diagnosed, the stage of cancer, or the possible treatment plan, every diagnosis is unique just as every person’s reaction is unique. It is common to react with shock, fear, and a “Why me?” mentality. One of the first thing WhatNexter’s share about their diagnosis experience is that they had to realize that it’s okay to grieve. Don’t be too proud to grieve; it’s okay to be scared or angry. However, after those feelings they suggest to find the positive, and sometimes that is that you and your loved ones are still alive, although you do have a tough journey ahead, that is something to be grateful for.

Many WhatNexter’s have asked, “How do I react to my cancer diagnosis?”, “How do I find a good doctor?”, “What do I do? I am scared to death.”, or simply “What is next?”. Here are a few words of advice from people who have been diagnosed with cancer before you: there is no right or wrong way to react, focus on the here and now, take one step at a time, find a doctor you can trust and respect, ask a lot of questions, and find something beautiful and appreciate it. It may be hard to see now, but you will come through this battle just as others have before you. If you need support, need to ask questions, or would like to share your story, post comments below.

Don't forget to view our Beginner's Guide to Cancer.

    • Scofield
    • Experience with Multiple Sclerosis
    over 3 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was horrified 'cause I lost my sight 80% both eyes

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  1. over 3 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Yes, it was quite a while ago. I do remember Dr. W going over the different kinds/levels/severities of MS. He had covered from the...

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  2. almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My husband has had 12 months of recurring squamous cell carcinomas on his head. Five surgeries (two skin graft, another involving bo...

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    • Layna
    • Experience with Multiple Sclerosis
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Only they couldn't decide if she had Lymes or MS...turns out after many many tests and arguing between doctors. She had both.

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    • biskethead
    • Experience with Relapsing-Remitting MS
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was completly blown away that I had MS

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    • Wbowen
    • Experience with Multiple Sclerosis
    over 3 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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