Feelings of Hope In Spite of Having Pancreatic Cancer
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Written By Tony Subia
Pancreatic cancer is the worst of tumor-type cancers with the lowest survival rate. According to the National Cancer Institute, its 2022 average 5-year survival rate is 11.5%. Over 70% of patients will not survive past 12 months from diagnosis.
Strange. But once people accept they have pancreatic cancer, they often experience feel a sense of hope against difficult odds. Even though pancreatic cancer claims the worst survival rate, more and more patients are defeating the odds and are living well beyond 5 years. There are many that have survived over 20 years with no sign of cancer.
Some studies show that hopeful outlooks can helps patients feel better. Sharing optimism with other patients who have walked similar paths helps the community of patients to feel better and continue to enjoy active lifestyles.
Ways To Build A Feeling of An Enhanced Sense of Hope
- Never stop believing.
- Look for reasons to sustain hope.
- Spend time getting to know nature and its beauty.
- Do not limit things you love doing just because you have pancreatic cancer.
- Read inspiring stories of long term survivors. Learn from them.