Would you cry if you found out you have Cancer?

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Posted by mrduckbears3 (133 posts) 3 years, 9 months ago

Poll: Would you cry if you found out you have Cancer? (33 votes)

Yes..i don't want to die =( 33%
Yes..i know how my family/friends will react =( 12%
Only if it was terminal but if it can be saved i wouldn't :/ 9%
No, i'd man/woman up and take the news as is and start living out my last days.. 27%
No, because i wouldn't be surprised or i'm just not a crying type of person even on bad news.. 18%

if you found out you had Cancer from your doctor, would you cry? i bet you would

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#1 Posted by foxhound_fox (96695 posts) -

I'd likely approach it much like Adam Darski did.

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#2 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

What good would that do me? Plus, just having cancer does not mean I'm going to die

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#3 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

Most likely.

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#4 Edited by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

Yes.

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#6 Edited by lamprey263 (34425 posts) -

maybe not, I'm an emotional mute sometimes, I might go a few days before it hits me

anyhow, there's another part of me that might all just be like THIS

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#7 Edited by Judas_ (319 posts) -

I'd probably off myself anyway......................

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#8 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

id start making some meth

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#9 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

I'd probably laugh. Like a wtf laugh. And then I'd cry yeah.

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#10 Posted by thegerg (18279 posts) -

It depends.

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#11 Posted by Stranger_36 (592 posts) -

Maybe. Regardless, I'm sure I'd be scared as hell.

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#12 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (7431 posts) -

Likely, I have seen a fair deal of people die from cancer, it is some of the most horrible Things I have had to see. Seen people die from a few different Things, most of the time it had been relatively painless and quick. there would be sorrow invilved ofcourse, hte people would be gone.

but the helplessness you feel from watching someone die from cancer is on another scale. How they would slowly fade away, in agony, maybe for months until they finally die, in those cases while it is sad they are dead, I would often have wanted them to be granted a quick and painless death. Watching the fear and pain in those people, that is quite painful.

So yeah I would likely cry if I got diagnosed with cancer. both the fear of how painful it is going to be (and some of them is insanely painful) and because I would have to drag Family and friends through the same feeling of helplessness.

And yeah I utterly hate cancer jokes, untasteful Things from people WHO truely deserve to experience what they make fun of.

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#14 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -
@lostrib said:

What good would that do me? Plus, just having cancer does not mean I'm going to die

This, you can always treat it anyway.

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#15 Posted by DR_CANCER_SNK (25 posts) -

its funny that you mention cancer...

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#16 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15755 posts) -

Probably not. the only scenario where I could see it being possible is if they found it too late for any treatment.

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#17 Posted by Gaming-Planet (18647 posts) -

I'd rob a bank and go on a long a cruise.

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#18 Posted by Evdne971 (341 posts) -

@lostrib: yes you would, unless you have endless funds to and months for treatment, your chances are pretty low.

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#19 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1791 posts) -

depends on the cancer and whether or not it affects my ability to start a family of my own.

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#20 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Evdne971 said:

@lostrib: yes you would, unless you have endless funds to and months for treatment, your chances are pretty low.

Uh no, that's not even remotely true.

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#21 Posted by Evdne971 (341 posts) -

@lostrib: Do not know medical bills in this country, unless you have a curable liver cancer, you're going to pay a lot of money. My moms friend, is a pretty wealthy woman, even struggled paying her bills.

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#22 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Evdne971 said:

@lostrib: Do not know medical bills in this country, unless you have a curable liver cancer, you're going to pay a lot of money. My moms friend, is a pretty wealthy woman, even struggled paying her bills.

But still treatable

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#23 Posted by indzman (27386 posts) -

i'd cry out if i find out i got AIDS lol.

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#24 Edited by Evdne971 (341 posts) -

@lostrib: Most definitely, but there are more expensive treatments, that people can only afford to do for so long, in this country, your probabilities of surviving potentially fatal disease is determined by money.

Other diseases that are potentially fatal such as hepatitis B is treatable.

But for 80k, you can cure it.

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#25 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Evdne971 said:

@lostrib: Most definitely, but there are more expensive treatments, that people can only afford to do for so long, in this country, your probabilities of surviving potentially fatal disease is determined by money.

Other diseases that are potentially fatal such as hepatitis B is treatable.

But for 80k, you can cure it.

80K vs death is not that bad a price. And the survival rate for treatable types of cancers are good like breast and prostate cancer are around 80%

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#26 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1448 posts) -

Probably. I'd probably go out and see what the hype is all about and try weed, coke, etc. if it were a fatal cancer. Might as well.

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#27 Edited by plageus900 (2325 posts) -

Nope. I don't have feelings.

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#28 Posted by toast_burner (24697 posts) -

@lostrib said:

What good would that do me? Plus, just having cancer does not mean I'm going to die

What if it's pancreatic cancer?

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#29 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

I do have cancer. It's called Disney and yes I cried when they bought Star Wars and every time they make another Pirates of the Caribbean.

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#30 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@toast_burner said:

@lostrib said:

What good would that do me? Plus, just having cancer does not mean I'm going to die

What if it's pancreatic cancer?

Well then...Time to go do whatever the **** i want

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#31 Posted by Marth6352 (117 posts) -

Well I did cry when I found out... But on the drive home

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#32 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (18526 posts) -

Probably.

I don't think most people realize how terrible cancer is.

As a CNA I have taken care of many people who have had cancer and it is fucking awful. Not just the whole potentially dying thing, but the treatment is awful and will bankrupt you, if you recover you now get to worry about any possible remission and trying to get back on your feet financially, and if you die it is very slow and very painful....

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#33 Posted by CyberLips (1826 posts) -

I don't think i would. It would probably make me not care about what anyone thinks and just do what i want, i could even stop being depressed.

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#34 Edited by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

If i have the cancer that is 100% gonna kill me and I have like less than a year to live, I would finally brake out of my boring daily routine and start living life as i always wanted to, go traveling, go on road trips.

I would also confront all those people that i had have problems with or havent seen in along time (cuz the have ignored me).

And lastly do something huge, like assassinate some one important that is doing some wrong stuff, blow up a place of importance, something huge that will scar the nation for generations to come.

And just like that now Im on the CIA's person of interest list and on the no fly list. Damn you NSA.

If It were just the type of cancer that could be treated and would be fine afterwards, then I'll just milk it and make everyone feel bad for me. Even tho I 'm most likely gonna be cure of it, i would tell everyone that im gonna die just to see how they would react and who would be there for me. I would use still use it to confront a couple of people who like to pretend I dont exist even tho we live pretty close and have like 10+ friends in common.

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#35 Posted by jimkabrhel (15625 posts) -

I would most likely, particularly if it's a serious and likely untreatable cancer.

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#36 Edited by gameofthering (11100 posts) -

I wouldn't cry if I caught it early. I'd just go to hospital and get treated.

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#37 Posted by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

stop posting stupid point less threads all the time

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#38 Posted by junglist101 (5517 posts) -

I'd be pissed if anything.

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#39 Edited by ShepardCommandr (4825 posts) -

I would approach it like Walter White did

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#40 Edited by MirkoS77 (12564 posts) -

I was diagnosed at 20. I didn't cry. Everything was a blur from that phone call onward. Nights were definitely spent awake for long hours pondering, and I was scared shitless, but initially the gravity of my diagnosis was not there. I don't know if it was shock or was the brain's way of shutting down for survival, but crying came a bit later when I actually realized this was actually happening. Seeing my parents concern, how it affected all those around me and how they dealt with it. That was more difficult than actually being labelled "seriously, potentially fucked". I didn't cry when I was hit because I hadn't yet the experiences under my belt that would demonstrate to me the true weight and ramifications of my situation.

My initial time was just very busy. There were times when I broke down and cried in the office waiting for the doc, where my mom and I wept together, but that mostly came from the uncertainty and frustration of such a dire situation so suddenly arising that I had no say in. I was just along for the ride. For the most part, being told I had cancer so radically and rapidly changed my life I didn't know what to feel. It was a tremendous shock out of nowhere and I was in free-fall. It was only years later, after everything had slowed down and I detoxed off of heavy opiates, that all that emotion came pouring out in a purge that lasted months. Everyday, uncontrollable crying. Narcotics don't just kill pain, they numb the entire nervous system, and lessen the ability to fully feel. THAT was very, very, very hard. In a mental house, near suicide. I almost didn't make it.

It took quite some time for me to come to understand my emotions. It took years in fact for me to fully comprehend what had happened. Not a fun ride or one I'd wish to endure again, but one that I'm ultimately grateful to have experienced nonetheless.

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#41 Edited by Randolph (10542 posts) -

Probably. If it was terminal I would say my goodbyes, use all the money I have to my name to fly out to a gorgeous secluded island, eat a delicious exotic meal, drink the finest wine, etc. Then, seated in a comfortable chair on the beach stay up overnight and watch the sun rise, and quietly end my own life. I wouldn't see the sense in withering away slowly and painfully. I'd rather go out with a good time and a great view on my own terms in that situation.

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#42 Edited by AFBrat77 (26277 posts) -

Yes, been there, done that, and I'm man enough to say I was shaken up about it. The first week was the worst because i didn't know what stage it was in and what my chances for survival were. The announcement came out of the blue.

But I beat it, I have been cancer-free over a year now. Chemotherapy is a bitch but I stood strong the whole time I'm proud to say.

I'm certain most of those who said no are just lying to themselves unless they really do care so little about their lives. Those who care about their lives would be devastated, as I'm certain significant others would be.

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#43 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -

I wouldn't cry, I'm fairly sure of that. I tend to react to devastating and heartbreaking news either with anger or inexplicable contempt and pity. Then I slip away in complete solitude and silence.

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#44 Edited by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

I wouldn't cry right away, but once I got some alone time to think about everything.....then I would most certainly cry.

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#45 Posted by sukraj (27268 posts) -

maybe

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#46 Edited by destinhpark (4831 posts) -

This is somehow kind of an interesting question.

I don't know if I would or not. I might just start out feeling numb and shocked, and try to make the best of my remaining days instead of just sitting there and sobbing. Why waste the last of your time doing that? Go do what you've always dreamed of doing and don't take anything for granted!

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#47 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

id probably off myself if i found out i had it.

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#48 Posted by elkoldo (1775 posts) -

There's no telling.Maybe I would .Maybe I wouldn't.

On second thoughts , I think I most likely would .Not because I'm dying , but because there's still a whole lot of things I wanna do.

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#49 Posted by bforrester420 (3480 posts) -

Most cancers are pretty treatable these days. Only a handful are considered death sentences. I fully expect to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in my life. I don't eat great, I used to smoke, and lets face it, industry is poisoning the shit out of us on a daily basis. Frankly, I'd more more apt to cry if my wife or my mother were diagnosed with cancer than myself.