In early 2010, Michael C. Hall, the “Dexter” star revealed that he was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, “I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition.
Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and underwent a minimally invasive surgery and radiation therapy to be cured of the disease.
Rod Stewart was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1999 and underwent surgery in 2001. The surgery had a major impact on his voice and he, reportedly, had to learn how to sing again.
Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008, Patrick Swayze chose to fight the battle alone, however, it took him on September 14, 2009.
With great determination and knowledge of metastatic testicular cancer, Lance Armstrong chose to be a survivor rather than a victim and founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation during his treatment.
Ryan Buell, the star of A&E’s series “Paranormal State” announced he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 30
Anderson Cooper : “I had minor surgery on Monday. A small spot of skin cancer was removed from under my left eye. I hadn’t planned on mentioning this, but I still have stitches and you’ll no doubt notice them tonight.” Cooper’s spokesperson, Shimit Sheetrit, says there was no indication the cancer had spread any further.
The Battle with Cancer, what you need to know
Cancer cases vary from person to person; it is as individual as an individual can be. If diagnosed with cancer, you must find your own path and follow it the rest of your life. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, many feel that it is a death sentence, while some believe it is a message telling them to change their lives and take control of their situation. Guess which group lives longer? People in the first group put their disease solely in the hands of a physician, the second group takes control of the battling process which includes, but does not limit itself to, working with a physician. Many in the first group will beat the odds. However, many more in the second group will live a full and productive life, no matter how many years they have left.
3 steps to battling cancer:
- Get deeply involved in your own healing process.
- Learn your options.
- Work your program.