"It's important to learn what your
illness is and learn everything about it, as much as
you can stand and handle learning. And learn about your
options -- so many illnesses are treated so many different
ways that we all have options in doctors and treatments.
That's what I did. I tried to know the illness and know
what my choices were."
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is frightening. We know from
experience that not everyone will survive. But if we embrace
the philosophy that each day is a gift, we become survivors,
no matter how long our lives last.
Before you allow your imagination to run wild or jump to
any conclusions, there are some facts about cancer that you
A winning strategy in any competition involves a solid knowledge
of both your opponent and the playing field. Here is some
basic information to help you understand what you are up against
and what your treatment options might be.