When do you start counting when you find out you have cancer. Is it from the day to are told or from the day all of your procedures are completed.
I don't know why it would matter, but in here the general practice seems to be to say that you have had cancer since the date of diagnosis.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for your response. I agree with you on why would it matter. I also believe that one will always have cancer, so when I read that I am cancer free for x# of years I do not understand when they started to count. Are we ever cured,or are we waiting for the next report from the Dr. I try to have a up beat state of mind but it is very hard, at times this message board makes me cry.
Being cancer free is after you have finished treatment and you go for follow up tests and those tests do not show cancer anywhere. Usually you are declared cancer free after five years of good tests results.