9 doctors weighed in:
Why can cancer be emotionally valuable?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Value of cancer
When a person is given a cancer diagnosis their life changes, dramaticallyit does so not by just the treatment and the side effects that than follow but by the fact that in most everyone's mind the reaper has laid a hand on their shoulder but not yet taken them.The things they do in life after seem more rewarding and meaningful after that diagnosis is given.

In brief: Value of cancer
When a person is given a cancer diagnosis their life changes, dramaticallyit does so not by just the treatment and the side effects that than follow but by the fact that in most everyone's mind the reaper has laid a hand on their shoulder but not yet taken them.The things they do in life after seem more rewarding and meaningful after that diagnosis is given.
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank you Dr. Gast for a thoughtful answer to a deep question.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors