A Closed Letter To Cancer
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

A Closed Letter To Cancer

I just need to know why.

A Closed Letter To Cancer


I hate absolutely everything about you; I hate what you embody, I hate the destruction you cause, and I hate that sometimes there is nothing that can kill you. I have so many questions about you, but first I just need to know one thing: why?

Why do you even exist?

Scientifically, I understand how and why--gene mutations brought on by hundreds of different causes--but really, why do you exist? All you do is cause immense pain, sadness, discouragement, anger, and heartbreak. You destroy almost everything you touch... almost. There is one thing you cannot destroy, and that is the hope that one day there will be a way to defeat you completely and rid the world of your death grip.

The problem with you, Cancer, is that you do not discriminate between age groups, races, socio-economic backgrounds, geographic areas, etc. You do not hesitate to attack your unsuspecting victims, even when they are begging for their life. The children, teenagers, and adults who are fighting for their lives against you want you gone more than anything in the world and so do their families.

I am writing this letter because I just really don't understand you. Why isn't this an open letter to you, Cancer? Because I don't want this to be an open invitation for you to continuously walk in and out of my life, my friends lives, and everyone who has been affected by your relentless demeanor. I do not wish you the best. I absolutely do not hope you are doing well and thriving. I definitely do not wish you are thinking of me as much as I have to think of you.

Cancer, I want you gone, demolished, completely extinguished from existence. You have caused too much suffering and taken too many lives to continue on your path. We will find a cure, we will find a way to cut you off completely, and we--every man, women, and child that has experienced anguish and anger because of you--will throw a party when we finally hear the words "[you] are cancer free" because then, in that instance, you no longer have control over our lives.

Cancer, I don't wish you the best, I don't hope you think of me from time to time, and I don't want to ever see you again. Your time is coming to an end, and I want you to know that my anger, humanities anger, toward you will just fuel the fire of fundraising efforts, research, and scientific breakthroughs.

I will walk, run, fight, and cheer so you are unable to take any more lives. That's a promise.

With no love at all,

Someone Who Wants To Change The World




#GoGold #TKBstrong #SU2C

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

I Didn't Know That I Would Lose My Best Friend To Her Boyfriend

I didn't know that you would stop doing the things that make you happy. The things everyone used to judge you for. You are the type of person who does things on YOUR terms and now they're on his.

I Didn't Know That I Would Lose My Best Friend To Her Boyfriend

As your best friend, all I ever want is for you to be happy. Because as best friends, we know exactly what makes the other happy. I know all your weird and quirky lingo. I know how much you hate certain foods and most of all, I know the things that are important to you in life.

Keep Reading... Show less

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

You know YOU are not determined by your romantic status

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without a Valentine

Although the most romantic and love-filled holiday is right around the corner, it's important to know that Feb.14, the middle day of the shortest month of the year, doesn't need to be determined by your current romantic status. With that being said, you can either choose to sulk over the fact that you're single or you can make the best out of Valentine's Day without even having one.

Here are a few ideas to celebrate the day:

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Fun Facts About The Eiffel Tower

The iconic landmark is reinventing itself with a splashy new color.

Eiffel Tower

Soon, the 2024 Summer Olympics are coming to Paris, and the Eiffel Tower will be in the spotlight.

Embedded so much into Paris's identity, the iconic landmark is no stranger to historic events and world-class gatherings over the years. It is sure to shine again.

Keep Reading... Show less

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

You don't just start as the person you are meant to be; there is a journey full of ups and downs that mold a person, so this is my journey.

Blue Skies Weren't Always Blue

Overall I'd love to say I grew up a happy overly enthusiastic child that was taught to love herself and be loved by everyone else, but I can't say that and I never will. My smile wasn't always as bright as it is today, but this is the story behind my smile, the story about how I got here to the happiest place I'll ever be. I'll begin at freshman year of high school.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants

Just remember sometimes it is gonna hurt, whether we want it to or not!

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants
Where to start...... Let me start with the cliche that life throws us curveballs and what we do with it is what counts.

One day he walked into my life. UNEXPECTED! And one day he walked out!

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments