Too tired to even punch the wall, but I know I’m not alone. My Mom is fighting cancer, with courage, and a bad attitude.
I read this over the phone to my mother while she was in the hospital and she laughed. I can’t tell you what a blessed relief it is to know we don’t have to be all chirpy about it.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The idea that a woman’s personality traits can make her more prone to breast cancer appears nothing more than a myth, according to a Dutch study.
Women who were unemotional, depressed or anxious were no more or less likely to get breast cancer than any other women, the study found. Nor were women who were optimistic, angry or understanding, or had any combination of personality traits…
“Moreover, women with breast cancer should not worry that their character might have contributed to the development of their disease.”
Bleiker noted that some researchers in the 1980s had advanced the idea of a “cancer-prone” personality with such traits as stoicism and difficulty in expressing emotions.
Years ago I went on a pink ribbon march as a public health thing, and I was amazed and shocked by the enormous crowd of people who were there because they or someone they loved was living with breast cancer. It’s an ordinary kind of trouble, and now we too are facing it.