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I you have had cancer.....

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user0198399 · 04/07/2023 19:39

and are now in remission does it affect you more when someone dies from cancer than it did before you were diagnosed?
Someone from my year at school we weren't particularly close recently died from pancreatic cancer. I haven't seen this person in over 20 years. I found out on facebook she had died.
I keep thinking about her and how sad it is. I'm not sure if it is worse because I have had cancer and it's bringing back memories.

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user0198399 · 04/07/2023 19:40

*title should read If (I wish there was an edit button) 🤣

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Walkingbythesea · 04/07/2023 19:43

Not really…I guess it does remind you a bit of how lucky you are. 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer now as the rates are rising so to be expected. It does affect me more if it is the same kind of cancer.

Azaeleasinbloom · 04/07/2023 19:45

Just coming up to 5 years since diagnosis, and in remission. I find that I am affected when people are diagnosed late in the day and have a very poor prognosis. Something I see a lot of these days given local waiting times and telephone appointments. I am extremely angry on their, and their family’s behalf.

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