Reflective Essay About Cancer

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Throughout our lives, we are tested in various ways, even if it doesn’t directly affect us. Furthermore, our friends and family can encounter difficulties throughout their lives that can touch yours as well. When something like this happens, it can be tough to push through, I’ll be the first one to tell you that. When I was Fourteen, I discovered that my father was ill, I learned about cancer, and I watched him complete months and months of treatments and agony just for the cancer to return in a condensed period of time. After it was all said and done, it almost seemed as he had been suffering for nothing. This obviously took a toll on him as well as the rest of the family. One autumn night, I was undoubtedly excited to receive a phone call…show more content…
As countless people know, chemotherapy and radiation are ultimately the common treatments for cancer. I knew that people said it was terrible, but watching someone you love experience it is completely different, and can legitimately change your perspective on everything. Such a desperate time can force you to realize just how much you take the simple parts of life for granted. The whole family and I had no idea about the roller coaster of emotions and results that we were all about to board. The doctors were especially optimistic and believed that we caught the cancer early enough to receive ensuring results. However, it took a while for these results to become apparent. It was so painful to watch my father suffer through the treatments due to the fact that they drained him of everything. He was like a different person after these treatments, but there was nothing else that we could do. Finally, a few months into treatment, we acquired the word that my old man was officially in remission. Remission is when the cancer is gone. It was like the light at the end of the tunnel. We were all so thankful and extremely grateful. Apparently the saying is true that nothing fantastic lasts long. Not even a year later, my father was diagnosed with cancer again. This time, the cancer was worse. I know that I felt defeated and I can’t imagine how my father felt. He has since returned to treatments and is being recommended for a surgery to remove tumors. This surgery can be dangerous, but it can also have great

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