My surgery was deemed a success, and I was cancer-free. I should have been elated. Except I wasn't. The end of my surgery marked the beginning of my marriage shattering depression. Instead of focusing on the second chance at life that I was granted, I felt more like a ticking time bomb.
A new study in the April 5, 2012 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine shows that a surprising number of cancer patients die not of cancer, but of a heart attack or suicide triggered by the diagnosis.
If you subscribe -- even remotely -- to the power of the marriage between our minds and bodies, then you, too, might cringe at the notion that a condition is incurable.