Diagnosis

Why Did I Get Cancer?

PJ Hamel Health Guide October 17, 2006
  • Why did I get cancer? Why did YOU get cancer? Was it a coin toss (tails, you lose)… flawed genes… too many hotdogs and too much beer? Was it that year I spent smoking as a 17-year-old, dying to be part of the cool crowd? Or maybe it was true what they said about microwave ovens when they first ca...

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  • Prune
    May. 16, 2012

    I hope your stress free life plan works. My mom died of cancer spreading to the bones 9 years after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. They neglected to inform her that chemotherapy just sends chemo running for deeper hiding places like in the bones, but I doubt she had any other options that would have saved her any longer. Just devastating to hear...

    RHMLucky777

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    I hope your stress free life plan works. My mom died of cancer spreading to the bones 9 years after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. They neglected to inform her that chemotherapy just sends chemo running for deeper hiding places like in the bones, but I doubt she had any other options that would have saved her any longer. Just devastating to hear the cancer is back after so many years of believing she'd beat it.

    • Prune
      May. 16, 2012

      I meant to say "chemo just sends cancer into deeper hiding" where it works in quietly then returns from with greater vigor.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      May. 16, 2012
      Thanks for your feedback. There's no scientific evidence to support what you say about chemo - just didn't want those who might need to take it to be scared off by what you say... So sorry about your mom - I hope you're recovering from your sad loss... PJH
  • Marlies
    Jul. 24, 2010

    Everything. Since 2004, I feel her feelings. Everything.Kiss

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Jul. 24, 2010

      Marlies, I hope you feel the good feelings, too. Cancer is a challenge that lasts forever, and you can't back away from it. But it can enrich your life as you reach out to help others... If I could go back and choose whether to have cancer, I'd take this same path, for the good things it's brought me. Take care- PJH