You’re initially stunned when you hear the words, “You have cancer.” Your brain freezes and things are a blur for at least a few minutes.
When I talk with groups of students, someone usually asks, “Does cancer hurt?” It’s an interesting question that can be answered on many different levels.
Nearly everyone with cancer wonders if they would be better off had they made different decisions somewhere along the line.
Although I firmly believe that everyone should be in control of their own treatment decisions, I have observed that some people seem to seek too little treatment when they are first diagnosed and other people seek too much treatment at the end of their lives.
I like to give myself a magic wand in the first column of each year to grant wishes to those affected by cancer.