Breast cancer can strike you in the middle of your occupied lives without leaving the slightest trace, and prominent symptoms don’t appear until a late stage. In some cases, it is painless, which is the saddest part because it escapes from being detected thus, until too much harm is already caused.
Never think that you can’t get breast cancer, for anyone can get it, no matter your age or genetics, although that may play a part in it. For your own peace of mind it is better to get checked, then not to and then find out that you have breast cancer and that it has spread.
When you hear the stories of people who have defeated and are still surviving the disease, or when you look back at yourself fighting it at various stages in life, you draw immense strength from the fighting spirit the anecdote rekindles in you. Reserve this strength for times when you’ve almost given up hope or when people make you feel miserable – you’ve earned it.
Some people honestly do not know how to handle something like this and that is ok. Not everyone is meant to understand and empathize, if they were the world would be in a constant state of grief and sadness. You will need to be strong in order to talk to the doctors and get the information as to what treatments are available and how the treatments are going. This is your only body, you want to make sure you are doing all you can to help it.
You can survive anything you put your mind to, and breast cancer is defiantly one of them as to all the people who have survived it can attest to. It is ok to feel scared, everyone gets scared sometimes, the trick is not to bottle it up. If you have breast cancer, you are already sick, and bottling up fear or sadness will only increase the amount of stress your body is having. No one will fault you for being sad some days or wanting to vent your frustrations or fear, which is a part of healing and it actually does help.
Do not think of your disease. Forget that you are ill. It is matters of your life, yes, therefore live every second of it, even if you’re physically ill. Revert all your energies to things you love, to things that make you happy, cultivate your gardening or reading or fashion designing hobby, be with friends you love to be, and those who make you laugh. You will discover your disease not governing you anymore, and your well-wishers will always be there to ensure your cancer gets treated, and you get healed.