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Cancer Survivors Give Advice on the Journey (Video)

By Emily Critchfield
June 01, 2016

The first Sunday in June marks National Cancer Survivors Day. The day celebrates life after cancer and how it can become a reality for people newly diagnosed with cancer. We talked with five different survivors and got their encouraging words for those currently battling cancer. Watch the video below.

Video transcript:
"We all have fears when we're told we have cancer." 
"Not to worry or over think what's happening. Just live in the moment."
"I would say, don't Google anything."
"You will find a strength that you never knew you had and you will tap into it."
"Every human being has a strength, you know. You have to use it and you have to fight it."
"There's days that weren't good that were low points and then you'd find somebody to lift you up and know tomorrow would be better."
"You have to have faith in the people who can make the difference for you."
"Just look forward and trust in the doctors and nurses."
"Everybody can do this."
"At the end of this, you're going to have met so many amazing people and had so many great experiences that you're going to be a much better person."
"You look at life somewhat differently. You don't take so many things for granted."
"Knowing that we can go through tough times and get through it and things do work out."
"I'm thankful that I'm alive. I'm thankful that I made it through the cancer."
"I fight for it and here I am, you know, and you can do it, too."
"Until we do get to that point where there is a cure, we dig deep and we beat cancer."
"I beat cancer."
"I beat cancer. Yes! I'm so excited!"

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