• No matter what type of cancer you have are you optimistic about your outcome or not?

    Asked by Bonecrusher on Monday, August 12, 2019

    No matter what type of cancer you have are you optimistic about your outcome or not?

    I'm just curious about how many people are thinking positive about their treatment plan and how it's working out for them.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Throatless' Avatar

      Yes, I am very optimistic. I am positive about everything in life even when it doesn't look so bright. I only hope that it will all turn out just fine!

      4 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      At first you panic! Then the do for a take control of your life and you can only hope that they have you the right system of medicine, surgery and radiation to get rid of the beast. You go through it all and then you breathe. Then the doubt sets in. But as you go through mammograms and other tests, and follow up appointments, and things seem fine. Then follow up become routine. And in October, I will be celebrating 7 years cancer free.
      I was optimistic and I still am!

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      From day one I was always optimistic and positive. I never once thought that I couldn't do this. I don't think I have any negative cells in my body. I have had a low spot or two, but I have never dropped down and wallowed in the negative Nanney pit. Being positive won't kill a single cancer cell, but it makes the whole process go just a little easier.

      4 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      I'm somewhat optimistic about my treatments and outcomes, and I have tumor spread now to several organs in the body.
      It's hard to fight and argue with your body to get well if too much energy is spent feeling like there isn't hope. We all have some hope. There are new drugs and clinical trials out every day. We just have to hang in as long as we can and try to enjoy life when possible!I

      I think we all have moments of darkness around our cancer, but as Greg said, trying to be positive ends up making these things easier overall.

      4 months ago
    • Boogerman's Avatar

      I think I am positive and optimistic, but there are times when I have slipped into the dark hole and thought that I wouldn't be coming back out of it. But I did! So knowing that I can go there and come back out of it gives me hope that I can finish this even if I go down for a while. Positive thoughts help you get through this with a better attitude. It's easier to get through any day with a smile on your face rather than a frown.

      4 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      My oncologist looked at my staging scans and disagreed with the radiologist's opinion that I had multiple mets on my lungs. She believed that I had just one cancerous nodule in my lung and that she "might" could cure me. From that moment on when she laid out a plan and told me that she would take my case to the tumor committee, I believed that I had a chance. I had HOPE, and I resolved to be positive about my treatment.

      Being positive helps every day be a day filled with meaning and good. Even the smallest things can feel like a gift when we are positive. My morning cup of coffee, the hummingbirds outside the window, and the zinnias that are so brightly colored.

      Being positive won't cure us, but it will help you cope with side effects and the stress of cancer treatment.

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I've always been optimistic, too. Truthfully, I believe I am in a win-win situation. I love living life as long as I have a good quality of life (which I do). But, I believe that when I die, my soul will go immediately to heaven. I will be with my son and other loved ones who have already died and I'll be with my Savior. So ... I can't lose.

      After my oncologist told me that I had stage 4 lung cancer with an expected life expectancy of 4 months, he asked if I had any questions. I said, "Yes, can I keep playing agility with my dogs?" He was dumbfounded, but in all honesty, what I wanted to know was, will I be able to keep living my life? From that day forward, I have tried to live every single day with purpose and joy, knowing that it might be my last here on earth.

      Good luck!

      4 months ago

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