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.
To discover and talk with someone who has successfully fought breast cancer all their lives, and are still surviving it is very heartening – whether it is someone you, yourself, or someone you know – the fight gives tremendous strength in times when making through it seems impossible. This strength will hold you up when people ridicule you, or mock at you for taking the cancer so seriously.
It’s very possible that you may not know not to fend off the disease, and the task might seem depressing superficially. There might be times when no one would understand your exact emotions and some people would take them so lightly that it would offend you. Imagine if everyone did sympathize with you, everyone would cry all the time. Stand tall and ask the doctor for regular reports on the progress of your treatment yourself. Your only body belongs to you, help it get through.
Your will is all it takes to overcome any force, even breast cancer, the survivors live to reaffirm that. You will feel scared sometimes, and that’s not a sign of weakness. Weakness will be if you feel piling up the fear and give up. Giving more stress to your already diseased body in the form of grief, fear, anger or dismay will worsen things for you. It is not a sin to be sad sometimes or to relieve yourself of worrying through angst – this is all a part of the healing process – just don’t let it get touch your core.
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.