Cancer Survivors, Patients Share the Best Advice They've Received During Their Journey

On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share the best advice they’ve received during their cancer journey.

Each week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, CURE® asks its readers to share their thoughts with a #CureConnect discussion question.

This past week, we asked: “What is the best advice you’ve gotten on your cancer journey? What advice would you give someone who is just starting on their own path?”

Here’s what some of our readers shared:

  • “Don’t go on the internet is the best advice I got when I was first diagnosed with leukemia. If I believed what the ‘research’ said, I would have started planning my own funeral. Every diagnosis is unique. Listen to your doctor, remain positive and take it one day at a time.” – M.F.
  • “Walk a bit each day. Even if it’s just five minutes and you’re out of breath. Get outside. It does wonders.” – C.M.
  • “Do what you can do and be happy with that. Rest when you need to. Everyone of us has bad days, so don’t get overwhelmed with what you can’t do, but rejoice with what you are able to do.” – J.B.
  • “Ride the waves. You will be angry, sad, and experience a whole lot of other emotions. And that’s normal. You don’t have to force yourself to be positive.” – T.W.
  • “Count your blessings, be optimistic and follow your doctor’s advice. Cry if you want, take your challenge and rise to inspire others.” – R.L.
  • “Humor produces endorphins that will help ease your journey.” – R.C.
  • “Believe in yourself, you are stronger than you think. Don’t let the cancer own you; never give up.” – J.A.
  • “Be kind to yourself. I am forever grateful to the acquaintance that said this to me when I was first diagnosed.” – K.W.
  • “Forgive yourself.” – D.F.W.
  • “Don’t die until you’re dead.” – P.P.
  • “Don’t worry about what you don’t know. And the friend who told me that and who was my pillar just died from colon cancer. She was my all when I was diagnosed with appendix cancer. I’m broken.” – M.C.G.
  • “It’s not your fault. It took me a year to believe it.” – J.W.

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