• I was doing a survey and this question was on it, I had to think about how to answer it. There could be lots of answers.

    Asked by LisaR on Thursday, June 27, 2019

    I was doing a survey and this question was on it, I had to think about how to answer it. There could be lots of answers.

    The question was "What do you think having cancer has taught you about life?"

    How would you answer this?

    12 Answers from the Community

    12 answers
    • cllinda's Avatar

      I would say that it taught me not to take life for granted. And to live each day to the fullest.

      22 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      Easy. Each day, hour, minute is a blessing. Life is finite and we are meant to enjoy it. Suffering is universal, but I have found good use for it. Thus, I would do this all over again. I may have to actually.

      21 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      I still take life for granted, but my experience through cancer treatments taught me that if I need to go through more treatments, I can do it - at least I hope so. And it also taught me to treasure modern medical science and the work of medical teams everywhere.

      21 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      That I can handle a whole lot more than I thought I could, and like the others, to not take life for granted. Enjoy your family, enjoy time just sitting and talking, enjoy life, and try not to stay in the "I have cancer" mode.

      21 days ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar

      Didn't get the digest this moning.
      What next is all going wacky on me .Had to go into my home page.Then Greg's page to answer Whom I'm called .Then when I go in again when I get an email on someone's answer.And I only saw 2-3 post for the day on here today.And don;t see my comments anymore

      21 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Pauline, I'm not sure what problems you are having. I don't see anything wrong with the site or the timeline feed. As far as the digest goes, you may not get one every day if there isn't something posted relevant to your diagnosis. There are days that go by that I don't get it either. If you are getting notifications that someone has answered or posted on one of the discussions you have been in, then your digest is OK,

      Let me know in a couple of days if you don't get anything at all.

      21 days ago
    • walshmeister's Avatar

      I've learned that the healthcare system is NOT putting the good health and well being of patients the priority. But their profits are the number one thing they worry about. This is evidenced by the time a doctor is allowed to spend with you to the supplies they use in the course of caring for us. Corners are often cut and we have to watch this.

      21 days ago
    • joyful1938's Avatar

      I have had 5 different cancers, I am 81 years old and I am still here. What has cancer taught me? If caught in time and with the right diagnosis and with the greatest doctors in the world one can survive. I don't fight cancer, I live with it.

      20 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Cancer has taught me patience, love, joy, appreciation. Life isn't certain. I'm a whole lot stronger mentally and spiritually than I realized I was. And, it's opened up a world of opportunities for me to meet the most incredible people and go to some fabulous places.

      20 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Cancer is just a bump in the road, and you need to accept it as that before another bump comes along. Everyone has a problem and this is just the one we got.

      18 days ago
    • Kylerem's Avatar

      I learned that I am stronger than I could have imagined, that I am loved more than I could have imagined, that the world is full of more kind and giving people that I could have imagined.

      14 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      I agree with all the comments, but to sum it up, I would say that cancer has brought us all lots of confidence in our ability to deal with life---there's nothing that can overwhelm us now!

      12 days ago

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