• Do you think you were prepared to fight cancer?

    Asked by Coloman on Friday, December 13, 2019

    Do you think you were prepared to fight cancer?

    I read this article about a woman who was always jogging, running marathons, etc. She thinks it was God getting her ready for the biggest race of her life, fighting cancer. How would you change your life if you knew that you would be facing cancer next year?

    This is her article on CureMagazine

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • myb's Avatar

      I have always been a fighter for what I believe; so yes, I was ready to fight cancer when diagnosed at my colonoscopy at 50 with no symptoms! I decided that I needed to wake people up to the importance of a routine colonoscopy, because it saved my life. Perhaps if the screening age was 45 instead of 50 when I had mine, my cancer may have only been precancerous polyps.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      Knowing me, I wouldn’t change it (and I’m always thinking I’ll find more cancer, even though it’s been two decades since my breast cancer). And it all depends on what kind of cancer. I never conceived it as being “a fight.” And I never believe anyone is “being prepared” to fight a cancer that person doesn’t yet know about.

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      For my first DX I was young, 28, and in very good shape/health. So I managed to get through that one over the course of the year it took. The second one was a lot tougher since I had just finished with treatments for my first one. The third I was in strong physical shape and was a bit ticked off that I was going to have to do it for a third time, so again I'd say I was prepared. Now, for my 4th time, I'm not in as good of shape that I was for the others and body parts aren't what they used to be so It's going to be tougher, but I will still shout that I'm ready, bring it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bloodproblems' Avatar

      I can't say I was specifically prepared to fight cancer because I wasn't expecting to have to. But, if you're asking how I got ready, I just immediately said let's get with it and start fighting right now, when I was told that I had MM. It kicks you in the gut initially and then you have to get up, dust yourself off and start swinging back at it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Leuky's Avatar

      I'm not sure about being prepared for "cancer". Who would be thinking about having to do this or that or get in better shape for that cancer diagnosis that's coming around the corner. But, I get your question. I could have been much better prepared if I had known that it would be coming. But we don't get that privilege. I am as ready as I would have ever been, right now, I'm ready to be done with it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar

      I don't think that there was any supernatural force preparing me to fight my cancer, but when it developed and was diagnosed, I was in very good general health and physical condition. That was a result of many decades of just being "into" exercising and healthy eating. That enabled me to "qualify" for standard of care treatment, something that is not recommended for everyone in my age group, according to my oncologist. I think it was bad luck to develop cancer, but pretty good luck to qualify for and tolerate the treatment. Now, if the good luck only holds out . . . .

      about 1 month ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      Can anyone ever be "prepared" to deal with cancer ? Especially if the diagnosis comes completely, unexpectedly out of the blue (as mine did)? If your question is, can you be prepared physically to deal with the rigors of treatment, then I think maintaining a healthy lifestyle with good dietary practices, regular exercise, etc...can put you in a better position to take on this fight.

      about 1 month ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      In wasn't ready at diagnosis because I was taken by surprise. In am ready now though. In have fought a lot already now since 2016 ave have endured procedures I never would've imagined. Plus I have 2 kids! I'm ready to kick some butt now!

      about 1 month ago

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