• If you have cancer, do you view yourself as a victim at all?

    Asked by PhillieG on Sunday, August 7, 2011

    If you have cancer, do you view yourself as a victim at all?

    103 Answers from the Community

    103 answers
    • Celste51's Avatar

      I was dreadfully upset when first diagnosed but somehow had always felt it would happen. Not with the colon but possibly lungs as I have always been a smoker. I think I felt it was inevitable. I also know so many people who have had cancer and have lived very clean and healthy lives. It was more a case of "that was inevitable" - I am going for a colonoscopy next week, almost a year after diagnosis. So hope it is all clear. One thing I will say is that now I really appreciate and make the most of life instead of taking it for granted and I am stronger. Good luck everyone and stay strong.

      over 4 years ago
    • PhillieG's Avatar

      I hope your scope goes well Celste.
      Again, I thank all of you who have answered my question. I should check this thread more often than I do.

      over 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      No, God gives everybody problems, and this is the one we got! If first had cancer in 2002, and I was so fortunate I've appreciated my life and others much more.

      Anyone could die in a car accident tomorrow, so it's really no different.

      over 4 years ago

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