Hi, I am new here. I am currently being treated for my 2nd 'In Situ' cancer, both within the last 3 years. Neither cancer related to the other, just pure bad luck. Or, you could say good luck because they both have not spread anywhere.
My family has suffered with a lot of cancer over the years, mainly different types of cancers so mostly (apart from Oesophagal) not connected. However my history has been referred for genetic testing and I await the start of that.
My reason for posting though is because of my family history of cancer I have had to support both parents, my sister, brother in law and aunties and uncle during their illness, some still alive and some not. I cannot stand the phrases that sometimes go hand in hand with cancer, such as - fighting battles, battle well fought, losing their battle, brave, giving it their best fight etc etc.
I find it insulting in the extreme to suggest that somebody who dies from cancer died because they didn't fight it enough or hard enough. Whether you survive cancer is mainly due to early diagnosis, good doctors and good drugs and also to a large part of good luck. My brother in law has recently died from cancer and I know he wanted to live more than anything, to imply otherwise is just not right.
Does anyone else agree with my take on it ??