What’s the Most Surprising Thing That’s Changed Your Life Since Receiving a Cancer Diagnosis?


On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share the most surprising thing that’s changed in their life since receiving a cancer diagnosis. Here, we share some of their responses.

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

This past week, we asked: “What’s the most surprising thing that’s changed in your life since receiving a cancer diagnosis?” Here’s what our readers shared:

  • “I’m living life to the fullest and have been blessed with such amazing friends and people who also have cancer. I’ve been told by nurses I’ve been an advocate for others and them! Life has changed. But so much good also.” – C.P.
  • “Getting a second cancer from my mastectomy implant called anaplastic large cell lymphoma.” – C.S.
  • “How many of my dreams cancer crushed. I thought I would have treatment and move on. It stole my life.” – M.B-T.
  • “24/7 neuropathy in my feet ... will never go away.” – L.B-H.
  • “Paying attention to the little things I never took the time to notice before.” – M.M-M.
  • “I lost so much of myself but at the same time I found courage to make difficult life changes.” – B.G.
  • “It showed me that I can live out of my comfort zone and take chances like I cannot lose.” – L.L.
  • “That for the first time in my life I had to put myself first. Not selfishness but necessary to go through whatever was ahead for me. It worked for me.” – L.A.
  • “You learn to be kinder and more understanding. You never know what someone is dealing with.” – E.D-P.
  • “Divorce.” – K.W.
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