• What do you think. I personally hate most of these labels.

    Asked by Sasukesuma on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    What do you think. I personally hate most of these labels.

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    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I like the term Thriver! I made it through cancer and all that goes with it and I am thriving now! Not just surviving but thriving! Living my life in love with my family. Enjoying my granddaughters, making it to see my son graduate, and all that goes with life.

      3 months ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      No need to have a label, cancer was just a difficult part of my life.
      I went thru it, then got over it.
      I am too pragmatic to give it energy by labeling it!

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I guess it just goes to show that there is nothing that doesn't offend someone. I always liked the term 'survivor' but i don't care that much. But as i say that ... the word 'tribe' as it is currently used drives me up a wall

      3 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      I always called myself a cancer warrior while I was in treatment. But I didn't feel like a "survivor" for quite a while. Those first 2 years after treatment were like a no-mans-land, but I wasn't in treatment, but I was still at high risk for recurrence.

      Whatever anyone wants to call it is fine with me. I belong to a cancer wellness exercise program called Survive and Thrive. At the moment, I am thriving.

      3 months ago
    • willie's Avatar
      willie

      for me, a survivor is one who is clear of it. if you are on a lifeboat still, you are not a survivor of the Titanic yet. My wife is a patient.

      3 months ago
    • tenacity's Avatar
      tenacity

      I look at it as a bump in the road and something my body can handle given enhancement to my immune system.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I agree with Molly72. I don't want a label, just want to forget about it.

      3 months ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      The labels don’t bother me. Call me a whatever as it relates to the cancer. I am just glad I am still here.

      3 months ago
    • macfightsback's Avatar
      macfightsback

      The problem ladies and gentlemen is we are never free of cancer. Cancer is a chronic disease. So if you are free of cancer now, I am happy for you. Few people are totally free from cancer. If you live long enough and don't die from something else, often cancer returns. As a nurse I have seen it return 10, 15 or even 20 years later for some. Sooner or later some well meaning person will label you once they find out you have a history of cancer or are in treatment. So you may want to take control of what label.you would prefer. My 2¢....By the way, I am definitely a Thriver!

      2 months ago

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