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Amy Tan an American writer once said If you cant change yourfate change your attitude That is a quote every person going throughcancer should hear I looked for a reason that would tell me why outof all people I was diagnosed with this terrible disease Little did Iknow that horrible nightmare would turn out to be a blessingMy parents and I headed to St Lukes Hospital one early morning Wehad no idea that day was going to change our lives forever As westepped inside we were greeted by a lovely nurse She led us into asmall room in which we waited until the doctor arrived I started togrow suspicious as he asked questions about my familys background withcancer and my health Finally he spilled the devastating news Mybiopsy had shown a cancerous tumor on my left tibia and we had to takeaction before it spread to other places All I could think of atfourteen years old was losing my hairRight away we started my rounds of chemotherapy As days passed by Igrew weak pale and lost my appetite I slowly started to lose my hairuntil I was left with with a shiny bald head But the worst part was Ibegan to hate life I no longer wanted my friends to visit me or myboyfriend to take me out I refused to leave my hospital room and Iwould make up excuses to why I did not want to do my online schoolHaving cancer lowered my self esteem and belief in god It was not untilmy doctor suggested that I talked to other patients that I finallyrealized I was not going through it aloneI met a boy that had gone through the same cancer as me he was aboutto finish his rounds of chemo and was finally cancer free We becamegood friends and he would give me tips on how to avoid certainsituations like mouth sores He finally left the hospital one day but itwasnt
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