i so very much agree with the emotional/attitude aspect of cancer. many times people just give up when they are told they have it. such is the power of words. and who knows, secretly, many probably feel this is their out. the truth be known, many catholics would be upset because i believe that for some, dying of cancer is nothing short of assisted suicide.
this is another reason i dont think i will ever get cancer - because i dont think i will ever get it!
go for it, exile. you can beat this thing. just the fact that you are here proves that. i would pay close attention to what steve555 has told you if i were you. now i know something new too.