The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.
Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.
Early detection is key," she said. "And if I hadn't found my lump early, I don't know what would have been. I am still here and I want to encourage women to do that on a regular basis.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. So the only thing to really be afraid of is if you don't go get your mammograms.
My veins are filled, once a week with a Neapolitan carpet cleaner distilled from the Adriatic and I am as bald as an egg. However I still get around and am mean to cats.
We "need" cancer because, by the very fact of its incurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.
I look at my cancer journey as a gift: It made me slow down and realisethe important things in life and taught me to not sweat the small stuff.
I always sort of thought, 'I'm probably going to get breast cancer. There's a really good chance.'
And I'll tell you, honestly, folks that I talk to, the 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in America, that I am one of, understand that we're done with insurance companies dropping us or denying us coverage because of - because we have a preexisting condition.
Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.
I think after overcoming breast cancer, you sort of become fearless and somehow going up to your boss to talk about a possible promotion doesn't seem like such a daunting task anymore.
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
People go through challenging moments of losing people and of having their life threatened from illness and real grief. But they get through it. And that's the testament to the human spirit and it's -we are fragile, but we also are divine.
I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.
I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some from behind.
I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.
Getting cancer can become the beginning of living. The search for one's own being, the discovery of the life one needs to live, can be one of the strongest weapons against disease.
The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
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