A survivor as defined by others is a person that is still living and survived the wrath of the decease.
A victim is one that has been destroyed by cancer and no longer living as a result.
Needless to say, I think we are both. Survivors because we are still sharing the Universe with others. Victims because the decease selected us as a target and we don't know if it will come back. How do we know if cancer is not coming back? The medical system tries very hard to identify and diagnose cancer. At the same time, they really don't know much about it. I did not feel sick. I was a very healthy strong woman. Then the machines said that I had cancer. Perhaps the machine was wrong!! Does science truly understand cancer? Is the technology powerful to really diagnose it? Or, is it all made up by the insurance companies so they can stay in business? What do you think? What do you think about victim -vs- survivor?
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