This has been bothering me for a while now and I think I need to talk about it. People have said it to me, to fellow breasties, even walked up to my parents and said „oh, it’s ONLY BREAST CANCER - that’s not that bad“
WTF?! Of course it’s the minority of people having this reaction, but seriously, if you don’t know anything about it or someone’s story, watch your words. And the words „only“ and „cancer“ should never go together in one sentence!
Of course there are many different type of cancer, and we are lucky today that some of them can be cured, some even without chemo.
I have to do chemo, but still feel very lucky to have breast cancer and not any other type of it. Even though, triple negative breast cancer is very aggressive. I was lucky, noticed it early, didn’t listen to my doctors and wanted a biopsy when they said, come back in 3 months. There are many others that weren’t as lucky and my heart is hurting, thinking about them.
The diagnosis of breast cancer should not be looked at as „not that bad“ at any time by anyone.
This diagnosis for someone effected comes with fear, challenges, changes their life, physically, mentally and emotionally and it effects the people around them. It also comes with lessons that might bring something positive into your life BUT it is always a blow of fate. @breast_cancer_now @breastcancernow @rethinkbreastcancer @breastcancermagazine @the_breasties @tnbc_thrivers