Cancer & The Importance Of Being Proactive

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( — February 17, 2016) —When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they feel as if their world is being turned upside down. This is to be expected, however, for the majority of people, they will start going to this doctor and that doctor, and feel as if they are becoming a statistic. Too many times, the doctor seems to believe that they are more of a science project than a person and because of this the quality of life that the person has begins to decline. After all, the worth someone feels about themselves is taking a hard hit every time a doctor talks to that person as if they are the disease itself, not a person.

When the quality of life is gone from a person who has cancer, the chances of their survival greatly decreases. Why is that? Simply because the quality of life someone has makes them want to fight more. When they stop believing in themselves and start to see themselves as a statistic instead of person they are going to lose the will to fight. After all, who has the will to fight when the doctor says that 70% of those with this type of cancer do not make it? It is a time in which most patients get to the point that they have nothing to fight for because exerting the energy to fight is worthless.

The first thing that most cancer patients do when they find out the news that they do indeed have cancer, is visit some sort of time table for the specific kind of cancer that they have and look at what their expected recover percentage is as well as how long they can live with the cancer. However, these are statistics, and a person is not a statistic. Each case of cancer, even if it is the same type of cancer affects each person differently. Therefore, these charts are really only a way for the person to worry even more than what they are already worried.

For those that have been diagnosed with cancer, one great place to turn is This sitel is a way in which the patient can make sure that they are living a quality life through the use of social networks and various other tools to keep their hope alive and realize that a stastic does not apply to those who make a conscious choice to be proactive about there disease. leverages a social utility created of multiple support groups, that allow a cancer patient the ability to find survivors and caretakers of the particular cancer.  Tapping the experiences of survivors and their hindsite in the critical decision making process of now, we aim to empower by helping in gaining a higher sence of control and quality of life.  is the one way in which patients can connect to one another and be able to give advice, tips and overall just encouragement to keep fighting the cancer that is plaguing their lives. In addition, it is a place for those that are loved ones of the patient to connect with others that have played the supporting role and understand what they can do in order to make sure that the quality of life the cancer patient has is fulfilled to increase their chances of survival.