Losing a Spouse During Cancer Treatment: ‘If You Are Alive, Then You Need to Live’


A woman explains how she received a lung cancer diagnosis while she was caring for her sick husband and what it was like to lose him in this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast.

While she was in the middle of caring for her sick husband, Patti Morelli received another piece of earth-shattering information: she had stage 4 lung cancer.

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Morelli describes her treatment process, how she dealt with her husband’s death and how she leaned on herself to keep going.

“Everybody has a time clock in this world,” Morelli said. “We don't know when it's going to end. And if you are alive, then you need to live. And that's one thing I've always done. I've never been a depressed person. I've always pushed through things.”

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