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Article Talk: Cancer 'Survivors': What's in A Word?
June 05, 2019
In 2002 I was diagnosed with triple negative inflammatory breast cancer. That's one of the rarer nastier ones. I moved across the state five years after my diagnosis, and during my last visit with my oncologist I asked, 'Why am I still here?' He replied after a moment's thought, 'Many things happened at just the right time.' That has become my definition of a miracle. Evidently I was not/am not a classic cancer patient. The word 'survivor' has always been very off-putting. I'm much much more, thank you very much. Cancer is not the biggest crisis and living well beyond it is not my greatest achievement. I consider myself a cancer graduate. I did my under grad work the year my wonderful brother-in-law and his ...

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