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    The AtlanticCaitlin Flanagan8/23/2110 min
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    The Atlantic
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    • DellwoodBarker
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      3 weeks ago

      Everyone with cancer has a different experience, and different beliefs about what will help. I feel strongly that these beliefs should be respected—including the feelings of those who decide not to have any treatment at all. It’s sadism to learn that someone is dangerously ill and to impose upon her your own set of unproven assumptions, especially ones that blame the patient for getting sick in the first place.

    • Florian
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      This is eye opening

    • EZ19693 weeks ago

      No matter what your beliefs are, anything that makes someone with cancer feel worse or responsible for their sickness is out. Cancer is a rapacious monster. I am in support of anything that makes an individual patient feel better.

      • Karenz
        Scribe
        3 weeks ago

        My niece was one of the most positive people I’ve known. She died at 34 leaving a great husband and 2 year old daughter. She spent the last year of her life instituting an annual gala to raise money for research into metastatic breast cancer. I love this woman’s honesty and bravado.

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar
      Scout
      3 weeks ago

      Very positive article -- You have to tell your body that you want to live; you have to say “No way” to any doctor who says you have a fatal illness. You have to become a channel of perfect self-love, and remember that “the simple truth is, happy people generally don’t get sick.”

      Laugh and the world laughs with you; get cancer and the world can’t shut its trap.

      I had to stay positive. People who beat cancer have a great positive attitude. It’s what distinguishes the survivors from the dead.