Many get hung up on the title of calling those with or that had cancer survivors, but what if we looked passed that for a moment. What about the word we use for the journey of having cancer that many of us that actually have/had cancer despise? "Battling" cancer. It's somewhat hated because it means that if you "lose your battle" then you are, in fact, a loser. Cancer won, it is the winner, not you. What if we conquered cancer instead of battled it?
You can conquer something without destroying it. You can place your expectations, your realities, you bend it to your will and not the other way around. You claim victory over it. You overcome it. You conquer your cancer.
Isn't that a better way to look at those of us that face cancer? It doesn't matter if we are living with our cancer, if we evicted it, or if we die due to complications from it. We can still conquer our cancer. We didn't lose a battle, we mastered our cancer. We lived every day and faced every treatment or obstacle. We stopped letting cancer call the shots, we made cancer concede to our wills.
We are Cancer Conquerors. We will not let it conquer us. We will live, we will prosper, we will thrive!