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Beth Rosenthal

The cancer word sickens me. Everyone has pity for those who have cancer. Now that I’m not as angry (because I found you on this site) I can speak more candidly about benign brain tumors. I explain that if my tumor grows back, my breathing and swallowing can be compromised. People really just don’t think about it until it’s spoken to them. Not that they totally get it but, I feel better now that I can verbalize it.
I try to be compassionate about cancer in general. I know people that have passed away from cancer. However, there’s nothing for us. That’s why I’m adamant about this site becoming a nonprofit and growing from there. I know there’s a need.