After announcing that he has throat cancer, actor Michael Douglas is making headlines again — this time for his remarkable optimism while fighting the ‘battle for his life’.
Douglas’ upbeat attitude DOES have scientific backing, with numerous studies indicating that humor and positivity can have profound psychological effects for cancer patients and their families. And that, experts think, might even boost odds of remission and long-term recovery.
I too, believe in the POWER of positive thinking when faced with something devastating, like a cancer diagnosis. I know FIRSTHAND, how it feels to be told, “you have cancer“. It feels like someone slugged you in the gut, and the normal reaction is fear. When I was diagnosed with Melanoma over 6 years ago, I gave my faith to God and my doctors, went through all the treatments BELIEVING I would be FINE when it was all said and done! I have remained cancer-FREE ever since! I do thank God for that every day too!
This is just MY opinion, but I think that 90% of the battle is YOUR attitude, and if you BELIEVE you will have a positive outcome, chances are you will. And sadly, vice versa holds true as well.
Have you fought cancer with a positive attitude, and FAITH?