Being Cancer Survivors: Facing Misconceptions

“As a cancer survivor, you will have to deal with public misconceptions. You do get used to it, and some of my friends even have a little fun with it. As cancer survivors, it is our responsibility to correct these myths the healthy community hears. My friends, and fellow survivors, shared their experiences on this subject.”

Read the rest at Everyday Health.


About Cancer Girl

Living with microscopic metastatic disease since diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, follicular variant thyroid cancer, and papillary microcarcinoma in the fall 2008; Chris has written for Dear Thyroid, Everyday Health, Lifescript, and Team Thyroid on what living the new normal means.

2 responses to “Being Cancer Survivors: Facing Misconceptions”

  1. Tracey says :

    This happened the other day, Chris & Mere…. My MIL saw a picture of me wearing a black strapless dress with red earrings for my husband’s holiday party. She goes “oh what is that pretty necklace on your neck that matches your earringa.” “My response, “My thyroid scar.” She felt bad but I laughed and told her she made me feel fashion forward.

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