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Posted on 2/3/21 10:57 PM
How are you today? Have you seen this older discussion?
How do you feel about the term "cancer survivor"? Does it give you a sense of pride or courage? Or do you think it adds to the general stigma around cancer?
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Feel free to share your thoughts here, it's interesting to see what others think!
Posted on 2/15/21 11:32 PM
The term Cancer Survivor, I guess that’s me! I was Dx in June 2018. With stage4 B Figo 2 endometrial cancer had 6 carboplatin and taxol. Aug to nov 2018: had a break. Then finally the long awaited laproscopic robotic hysterectomy! Jan 2019 Which had a good outcome ! I had 3 more chemo with Avastin. 2nd opinion at CTCA . I had ct scan and labs. They declared me NED April 18 of 2019 I will be NED 2 years on April,18 2021. I feel I fought cancer and got NED. And returned to work. With MCSD AUG 2019. Worked in person at school until outbreak of Covid in March 2020. I returned to work in person Aug 2021. Still working now ! It’s been a challenge, a fight, and a true survival ! ! I feel I fought cancer and survived it just in time to fight and survive a pandemic ,
Posted on 2/16/21 12:22 AM
Having recently found that I'm in remission after 6 mos. chemo and radiation afterwards, I have mixed feelings. Maybe confusion is a better word? Lisalinn above? I "get" how you feel, I pushed myself hard through chemo, (and often fell off my bike when I tried to exercise LOL), I didn't complain, I kept my chin up. This was easier for me than most for one reason I think... I moved to a different state for treatment and knew nobody. Every couple of weeks I'd talk to my brother Gary who was great, but otherwise isolation. Nobody saw how sick I was and as I had nobody to complain to I just didn't think of self-pity and strangely I wasn't bitter. Now no cancer sites are visible after a PET scan (26 Jan) but now what to do? My thoughts seem like scrambled eggs some days, I'm planning on leaving MA in the spring for FLA. where I have family and this seems exciting. But I've become either worn out or depressed these last 2 months and this is not like me. Cancer survivor is something that I can't think about now, the port for infusion remains in my chest and I can't think in these terms for awhile. I'll straighten out eventually I'm certain, I'm no stranger to adversity. When I leave Springfield MA in the spring, I will never discuss lymphoma or any cancer with anybody...nobody gets it unless they've had it. If tests look good in a few years I won't think of it... There are plenty of other things that may take me out at 64 and I don't suppose I'll worry about these either. I can't be afraid constantly or I'll never sleep. Anyway, good luck to all here and thank God spring's coming....
Posted on 2/24/21 2:18 PM
Diagnosis with Uterine cancer in 2009 and then Breast cancer in 2018. The first was relatively easy just had a histeremcemy. The second involved surgery to remove a lump and radiation . And 5 to 10 years of hormone blocker therapy.
So I am about 2 years into the hormone blocker therapy
I feel that I have been blessed and God allowed me to be healed.
But survivor I have a hard time with that term. Do I belong out there recognize at a relay for life event along side of people I know who had a much more difficult time.
Not even crazy about having to go to a cancer center for treatment
Posted on 3/4/21 8:09 AM
I want to be a survivor this is year 6 with stage 4 colon cancer. I will never have surgery unless you count the surgery they want to do the glass beads for my liver but don't know yet. I have it on my lungs, liver, lymph nodes, between my sternum and my heart. I want to hear that I beat cancer this will someday take me and I'm only 42 diagnosed at the age of 36. I'm not negative been positive really through this whole ordeal.