When I was first diagnosed with cervical cancer I found myself wanting to tell people all the time, No, it’s not that kind of cervical cancer, it’s thee other kind of cervical cancer. People frequently said things like, oh! It’s cervical cancer! My (friend, mom, aunt, sister) had that and it was nothing. I felt so dismissed. I really did find myself saying all the time, no, mine is more serious, I’m adenocarcinoma not squamous and mine is Stage IIIB!
Now if I say I have lung cancer, peoples voice drops to a very quiet somber tone.
I guess I’m just not satisfied with any reaction I get!