• One of many many articles on positive attitude not having any impact on Cancer outcome

    Asked by CAS1 on Sunday, January 10, 2016

    One of many many articles on positive attitude not having any impact on Cancer outcome

    http://www.apa.org/monitor/jan08/cancer.aspx

    One of many many articles on how attitude does not impact cancer outcome

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    44 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      It's hard for ME...

      over 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Barry, you are absolutely right being positive has always been hard and unpleasant for me. Also it has never solved any of my problems. Nor has it made me happy. Facing squarely what is coming at me at me and making plans to conquer it is what has taken me as far as I have come. I acknowledge the fact that my first plan might not work and plan B always sucks. And sometimes there is not sunshine and bluebirds after the storm but at least it is not boring. I admit there have been a lot of good things that have come from having cancer. But there were times that I didn't have the good things. I still played the game. And cancer was not the worst time of my life.

      over 5 years ago
    • KB2013's Avatar
      KB2013

      CAS1, thank you so much for the link. Personally I am so fed up with all the malarkey over the power of positive thinking.
      I have found that even among social workers at my cancer center I'm better off just smiling when asked how I am doing. I realize that unless someone has/had cancer, our state of being is incomprehensible to them.
      I shall leave now and merrily tiptoe through the tulips with little Toto by my side. Ummm...they smell wonderful!

      over 5 years ago

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