Patients Share What It’s Really Like to Have Cancer

In this emotional 2015 video from BuzzFeedYellow (which contains language some viewers may find offensive), cancer patients talk about what it’s really like to have the disease. They share their initial thoughts and reactions following their diagnosis.

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The group discusses what got them through their treatment and remind viewers how important it is to stay as positive as possible, recommending that other cancer patients find time to do something they love and take advantage of the days they feel well, along with establishing a good support system.

The cancer survivors also talk about people’s reactions to their illness, from positive family members and partners to school friends and co-workers who always seemed to say exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. They offer advice on what to do and say to someone you know who has cancer.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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