The thing I didn't understand when we talk about cancer or any terminal illness, really. Look at the language we use, the language of battle. We're gonna fight this thing. We're going to fight with everything we've got. Be brave for the fight. And then people say they lost the battle. It's so backwards. I get it. To talk about the fight, it's active, visceral. Don't look at the hard part. Look at all these shiny, sharp weapons we've developed all for you to try.
Telling someone with depression to pull themselves together is about as useful as telling someone with cancer to just stop having cancer.
The worst part about cancer isn't what it does to you, but what it does to the people you love.
Wade Wilson in Deadpool2
Cancer didn't bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.