While some people are scared to death of dying, most cancer patients are not.
Let’s not forget the loved ones and friends once fought the greatest battle in order to continue living and left us a legacy filled with hope and love that lasts in every hearts left in this world forever.
As my blog is approaching its first birthday this coming September, I would like to dedicate this article to those who gained their halo or wings in heaven yet leave everyone the greatest challenge for those who are still living.
The challenge that I am talking is how we can change people’s perceptions of cancer. Years has been passed, there were many firm advocates that relentlessly campaign on behalf of the rest of the cancer patients and survivors.
Cancer has been popularly labeled everywhere as an experience of nearly approaching “death” and having no hope. What we have to know that not everyone has cancer dies, but for sure everyone will eventually get cancer. But how could we be aware of this cancer before we encounter it? No one wants to have one, of course, however, cancer is like a thief that forces its way to your life where it is impossible to avoid.
Around the globe, people are still fighting cancer in silence – then and until now. Where in fact, each one of us should have the right information so that we won’t have such a frightening perception of it. Sadly, still more people are unaware about cancer and when the time comes that their selves or their loved ones will be diagnosed with one, some has to keep it private while others become horribly afraid for having this disease.
That is why public awareness spread across the globe should be given a chance to be heard anywhere without being associated with stigma in every society. But, the truth, it still is – CANCER — stigma, shame, social isolation, and discrimination. Realize that, the more information we have about cancer, the less fear there is and the greater the hope and trust are. There is a great deal of difference concerning the degree of understanding cancer and the information available on where one lives.
The remembrance of every cancer patients that died from the horrendous disease doesn’t mean that they lose their battle to cancer. They actually beat cancer by showing how they lived while they are still alive. How did they live? They lived, fought like hell and even became the greatest inspiration of their friends and loved ones. And when they’re tired of fighting, they rest and simply leave the world with a peaceful smile on their faces. They had fought a good fight, indeed. But their fight does not simply end there. While they decided to rest and beat cancer completely, they also let somebody else continue the fight. To continue the fight means somebody else fights for the loved ones who are still living in this world. And that is why, across the globe, including The Cancer Voice Asia, are still here, continue the legacy of the sweet souls who left the greatest challenge we must continue.
Are you willing to do that, too?
Cielo Superticioso, is the author of The Cancer Voice Asia created last August 2017. She starts the advocacy of The Cancer Voice after she successfully beat cancer in Saigon, Vietnam by writing articles. She is committed and determined to continue the campaign in order to strengthen the cancer awareness because no one should fight cancer alone.