• Living with cancer

    Asked by Wildwoman on Sunday, October 25, 2015

    Living with cancer

    I have incurable cancer however I am doing fine. How do you address people that think your cured, and don't realize your still fighting the battle? Example. "You look to good to be sick, you must have misunderstood your doctor"

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    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I have somewhat the opposite problem. My friends and family mostly my family keep reminding me that I have two cancers (one stage IV the other stage II grade 3), I just say I feel cured therefore I am cured. Perhaps it is because I don't physically look so good. I will admit cancer did age me. I do try to put make-up on look my best,

      over 6 years ago
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      BoiseB

      These comments actually make me feel better. Although I really don't like to be reminded that I have cancer. So statements like you look good for someone with cancer is not really helpful.

      over 6 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I STILL tell people they look great when they do. And, I am 100% fine with hearing the same. I DO look good for someone who is battling stage IV lung cancer ... and I am GLAD I don't look sick. I am delighted that I am still able to do things I love to do. Sure, I have a deadly disease, but from the outside, my weight is (too) good, my coloring is good, I have hair, I wear a smile most of the time, I do look good to be a cancer patient. I suspect it shocks people to hear I have cancer. Is that bad? Not to me!

      over 6 years ago

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