We really need such positive stories! I definitely agree that our minds can be the strongest weapon in the battle with cancer. I survived lymphoma when I was younger - I simply rejected the possibility that I would not recover. Now, after 15 years, I was diagnosed with lung cancer and refuse to give up, even if the statistics are very bad. I've already gone through 5 cycles of chemo and feel better now then before the diagnosis. My nurse said that I was her fittest lung cancer patient, the doctor was thrilled with the results of the treatment.
I'm sure that the next scan will show that the tumor is no longer there. In December I'm going to Bali with my husband to recuperate and will start attending yoga classes and meditating.
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I've just signed in, hope to actively participate in the forum. Was diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer in the end of May and so far I feel better than before the diagnosis, in spite of 5 cycles of chemo (no major side effects). My doctor mentioned radiotherapy to prevent brain tumors, I feel a bit uneasy about it and would be grateful if somebody could share her/his experience.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.