Oct 31, 2013 - 12:29 pm
My sister's neighbor just passed away after suffering from a gynecological cancer. She didn't know and didnt care what kind of cancer it was, what treatment she received from wich doctor. She just wanted to be healed, but didn't care how. I shared a room with a man during chemo. He had a colon cancer recurrence and same thing: he didnt know what kind of cancer it was, where was the location, what kind of chemo he was getting and he just threw himself under the first s surgeon's knife who "may have missed this second tumor".
I believe it is essemtial and beneficial to be aware of the details of your illness and owning your problem. Without knowing what it is, where it is, what the treatment involves and trusting this treatment and the medical professionals who administer it, you decrease your chance of recovering. There is this phenomenon called "placebo effect" and that is based on your mental powers believing in the medicine and this is a very strong component in the efficiency of the treatment.
At the same time I also believe that becoming a fanatic and making the cancer a singular center of your life is just as bad as being ignorant, because being so involved may cause you a lot of anxiety and you may also neglect a large portion of your normal life.
I believe that awareness, knowledge, trust, faith and belief will help you to heal.
What do you think?