The GCW said:I could be wrong, but I think Lance endured a lot of pain in overcoming cancer. More pain than most people experience. I believe that a person who endures a lot of physical pain may have the ability to ignore or endure pain a little better.
It is reasonable to think a person who can ignore pain better than another person has an advantage in cycling.
Unfortunately, you are wrong. People suffering from chronic pain are then sensitized to pain rather than being better able to cope with pain. This sensitization results in them being more prone to experiencing pain with sensations that do not typically result in pain in normal people, such as brushing against your arm. There are a number of factors involved and the reasons are very complex involving chemicals or factors from the skin to peripheral nerves to the spinal cord and the brain. But, bottom line, Lance and any other cancer sufferer is no more tolerant of pain than any other person and, if they have suffered chronic pain, then their tolerance of pain will be less than normal people.