Clarity – so am I a cancer survivor yet?

I have just found this defninition of a “Cancer Survivor”.  There are some other defninitions which are a bit more detailed but this is the one I choose for its simplicity:

A cancer survivor is an individual with cancer of any type, current or past, who is still living.

It without doubt applies to ME – so I can shout from the rooftops

“I am a cancer survivor”

That’s what I call a good start to the weekend 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Clarity – so am I a cancer survivor yet?

  1. The dictionary defines survive as follows:

    intransitive verb 1 : to remain alive or in existence : live on 2 : to continue to function or prosper

    So you are very much a survivor! And long may you survive to live a healthy and happy life x

  2. I met with my Onc on Wed [Dr Oh So Luv-ver-ly ;)] and we were discussing whether I should have my ovaries out. He said he was concerned that the side effects of this were osteoporosis and cardiac problems. It wasn’t until afterwards that I appreciated that he was talking about my wellbeing in 10, 20, 30 years time! I guess he thinks I am a survivor!! Yeah!

    Big hugs – Px

    • Fantastic! Isn’t it interesting how we see things through the short term lens first…… Delighted to hear about Dr Oh So Luv-very-ly’s long term view 🙂 Definitely survivor talk! Hugs P x

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