People all over Twitter are taking part in the viral “how it began vs. how it finished” and “how it began vs. how it went” challenges with their fortunate and inspiring personal success stories, from marriage to life accomplishments. If you skipped this theme, we’ve already gathered the best tweets here, here, here, and here.
Cancer survivors used this chance to lift the middle finger to cancer, and this is the best kind of tweet! They’re demonstrating how they beat the heck out of their cancer, and they’ve got their lives back. They posted their strong rehabilitation by juxtaposing before and after pictures of themselves to help and encourage others who are either fighting with their life or have this battle ahead of them. They show how this awful illness didn’t get in the way of their dreams and aspirations, and against all odds, they’re here and they’re still kicking!
There are more than 100 forms of cancer that can originate anywhere in the human body and grow uncontrollably. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but this safe thread not only gives hope and motivates people to remain strong, it also increases awareness and knowledge about treatment and early diagnosis of cancer, which could save more lives around the world.
Cancer mortality rates have been slowly decreasing since the early 1990s, but cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the International Organization for Cancer Research, 18.1 million new cases and 9.5 million cancer-related deaths worldwide were registered in 2018. These figures are projected to grow dramatically over 20 years, with an estimated 29.5 million new cases of cancer and 16.4 million cancer-related deaths each year. The American Cancer Society reports that cancer is the second most prevalent cause of death in the US, surpassed by heart disease, whichis predicted to kill 606,520 Americans in 2020.
Cancer is a plague on our society, and while death rates are higher in low-and middle-income countries, no one is exempt from a terrifying diagnosis. In a dream future, a miracle pill can cure cancer, but in fact , the best way to try to minimize the likelihood of cancer is something you’ve learned many times before. Cancer can be avoided by giving up unhealthful habits and activities such as smoking , alcohol intake, heavy body weight, lack of physical exercise, prolonged exposure to sunshine, etc. and by routine check-ups.
This cancer patient brought us back to when they first diagnosed with cancer: “I figured out that I had cancer in a really odd way. I was 18 years old and I was in college. All the doctors first telling me I was pregnant. I realized I wasn’t there and I eventually went home toa specialist and they thought I was having an ectopic pregnancy. I had some scans done and they figured a 13-pound tumor. A week after, I had surgery to remove it and remove it. They were intense, and it’s been a really long four months. I’ve been upbeat and positive through it all.
“It’s changed how I see life. I say yes to something a lot more. And still realize that someone is facing a war that you don’t know about. This way of thinking helps me never to judge others and giving them the benefit of the doubt.”