Cancer Survival and Early Detection

Knoxville, Tenn--(WVLT)
Rick Russo:"...A couple months ago I was diagnosed with renal carcinoma...kidney Cancer."

CANCER, IS A WORD AND UNDERSTANDABLY SO, WHICH STRIKES FEAR IN OUR HEARTS:
Maria Cornelius:"...Exactly because when you first hear that Cancer word, you understand it, the fear is absolutely overwhelming."

I RECENTLY EXPERIENCED THAT FEAR FIRST HAND AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY CANCER...
BUT AS I AND SO MANY HAVE COME TO REALIZE, A DIAGNOSIS DOESN'T HAVE TO MEAN A DEATH SENTENCE:

Dr. Aaron Margulies:"...We're now at the stage of cancer where we're trying to make Cancer survivor's have a great quality of life, we're worried about their functionality after surgery."

A CANCER SURVIVOR HIMSELF, DR. MARGULIES HAS DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO THE WELL BEING OF OTHERS AS A BREAST SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST...

Dr. Aaron Margulies:"...It certainly gives me a brand new perspective on how scared they are and what it means to be scared and how they're scared for their family, their children, their grand babies."

I WAS MADE AWARE OF MY CONDITION AFTER BASICALLY LISTENING AND REACTING TO WHAT MY BODY WAS TELLING ME. ALSO BLESSED BY EARLY DETECTION WAS LOCAL SPORTS WRITER MARIA CORNELIUS WHO RECENTLY BEGAN AND IS WINNING HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER , AGAIN, THANKS TO EARLY DIAGNOSIS:

Maria Cornelius:"...Especially at our age, I just turned 50, you don't ignore these things anymore, maybe when you're 20 you have some aches and pains you get over, our age you don't ignore pain, our bodies are changing we're getting older because if you do get it early and my surgeon says the early indications for me are that we did your chances for survival are so much greater."

DAVID NUTZELL IS ONE OF SO MANY CANCER SURVIVORS I'VE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF EITHER HEARING FROM OR MEETING IN PERSON. THEIR STORIES ARE DIFFERENT, YET VERY MUCH THE SAME. STORIES WHICH CONVEY STRENGTH, HOPE AND THE ABILITY TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES:

David Nutzell:"...Let your family and let your friends and let your faith take care of you because it's really scary but care is so good now, really, just keep fighting."

AS POET RALPH WALDO EMERSON MOST ELOQUENTLY STATED, "WHAT LIES BEHIND US AND WHAT LIES BEFORE US ARE SMALL MATTERS COMPARED TO WHAT LIES WITHIN US" YES, OUR OUR INNER STRENGTH TO CELEBRATE LIFE:

Dr. Aaron Magulies:"...There are times to be strong and you need to be strong and have that faith bit I tell my patients there's also times you just need to sit back and cry and it's OK to do that and then you can be strong those times you need to be."


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