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I'm not offended was posted 12/19/2017 11:13 am by Anonymous
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The OP noted they were a high school student, so the classification of Chronic Condition was likely the category assigned by the instructor. I am not at all offended that the OP is aware that some may consider having PC a 'stigma'. I have seen it first hand. I have made it a point not to discuss my diagnosis and treatment unless absolutely necessary because many people do immediately want to know which risk factor I abused. Even doctors assumed things - how long have you smoked was often asked even though my records clearly stated I never smoked or drank excessively, no drug abuse, and they could look and see I was not overweight. I was saddened when a work associates wife was diagnosed with PC, and peoples first comments were about how she had always been a big (overweight) person. Lots of people are so afraid of cancer, they often want to assign blame to the person with cancer. I guess if they can in their minds blame it on something the person did to cause their condition, it relieves fear that it could happen to them. Most of us on this site know cancer is no respecter of persons. It can happen to anyone without warning or explanation. So.... Give the OP a break. I'm pretty sure they did not intend to be offensive.

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