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Can beating cancer be a state of mind?

Updated on August 27, 2017


Cancer is as common today as any other disease. Survival for cancer patients is much greater today than years ago. If caught early there are many treatments to send cancer into remission. People have lived for years after having being treated. Early prevention is the best way to stop cancer from spreading. Hope and the will fight increases that chance. Never give up and always try to keep a positive attitude when fighting cancer. Stay strong and accept whatever help is offered to you. Surround yourself with family and friends. Go to cancer support groups, you are not alone.

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Have you ever had to deal with any type of cancer?

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      oldersister 5 years ago

      Thanks Peter. Some cancers are the silent killer. We can go for check ups and stay on top of our health care and sometimes cancer goes undetected, especially pancreatic cancer. I do hope some day they find a cure.

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      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear oldersister

      We read much about the increasing numbers of cancers that are preventable and curable these days but in some ways it makes it more difficult to bear when it affects someone you are close to.

      Some decades ago I was working on a cure for leukaemia when my much loved cat Dusty caught feline leukaemia. For all my supposed skills I did not have the luxury of time or facilities and she slipped away much too young, illustrating that I was nowhere near as clever as I though I was.

      We now have a cure and a vaccination for the feline version and are close on the human variety, but I still remember how helpless and hopeless I felt when faced with cancer.

      I sincerely offer my condolences to you and pray that you will be reunited when the time comes in the same way as I will with Dusty and all my beloved friends and pets from over the years.

      Kind regards Peter

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      oldersister 5 years ago

      Mary, I am so sorry to hear about your losses but I am happy to hear that there have been cancer survivors. Thanks for your input.

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      Mary 5 years ago

      I have lost a couple of friends to cancer. I also have many friends that are cancer survivors. You can't give up, you have to fight, Your life is worth fighting for.

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      Sally 5 years ago

      Great Info.