Most of us have lost a loved one or friend to this disease, but I think Cancer is on the way to losing it's power to strike fear in our hearts. I say this because of my experience more than a year ago with my wife's diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer. Folks are getting seen by doctors who catch Cancer in it's many forms, much earlier on and there are better treatments and success rates than years ago. Just a couple of weeks ago my wife had some symptoms that caused her to make an appointment with the doctor, I looked the symptoms up on the "Internet", and got all depresed. While we waited for results from her test, I was expecting the worst and her attitude was great. She said there's nothing I can do by getting worried and if it's Cancer I'll get treated and be fine! As some of you know, the test came back negative and she is fine, another "Thanksgiving" gift. I wish none of you have to hear that word "Cancer", but some of you will. I just want to offer hope and peace of mind that there's progress being made. Every day more and more people are being cured, or living longer with this disease. Someday, I predict when folks hear the word Cancer, they won't have much reaction, won't have cause to be upset. Right now the best we can do is self examine, be aware of our bodies and encourage the folks we care about to do the same. Don't put off seeing a doctor, time is important. My best to all!
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Cancer, Just A Word