I was thinking of this the other day. Why is it that some of us seemed to be predestined to get cancer? I’ve mentioned before that there is no known history of cancer in my family. Then again … when you think about it, a hundred years ago people tended to die a bit younger and then of other causes. So who’s to say that various members of my family wouldn’t have contracted it?
There are always those people whose diagnosis seems almost inevitable. You have a history of it on both sides of the family. A mom, perhaps both grandmothers, or aunts have breast cancer. Personally it might be a safe bet that you’re next in line. Not that I would wish it on anyone, but I think you have to be prepared for the possibility. I’ve read of women, whose family history is strong, who had both breasts removed even without any sign of cancer in a proactive move to prevent its development. I consider those women Amazons.
There are always outside influences. When I was a kid, I used to play in an area that used to be a barrel factory. Were there residual chemicals in that area that might have triggered the genes that cause cancer? Who knows. At this point, I really don’t care where it came from. I just want to deal with it and get on with my life.
I’m not a particularly religious person, but I firmly believe that God does not give you anything you cannot handle. Is this a test? Maybe. A rather nasty one in my opinion, but so far nothing has been thrown at me that I cannot handle and I personally think I’m a hellava stronger person because of my experience.
And Remember …“YOU ARE A CANCER WARRIOR”