After the depressive title of last week’s article, I thought I should cheer everyone with this week’s article. Yes everyone can indeed beat cancer. I am sure you have heard at least one person who has survived cancer. You may even have someone you know who has been given a ‘five year survival probability’ and yet still living healthy after twenty years or so. What is it that makes cancer survivors different from the rest?
I remember talking to a cancer survivor not too long ago in my clinic. When I asked her what is the main factor behind her survival, she put is right down to her ‘knowledge’ about cancer and the treatment available for it. She did not think any particular treatments were of any benefit, but her knowledge in knowing the source of cancer, how it happens, how it is treated and how to prevent it made her survived the whole ordeal. Needless to say, she has completely changed the way she lives after having the ‘knowledge’. I agree with her.