I am an atheist. Religion is largely a scam--well, other than the peace of mind it brings to some people. Faith and hope have nothing to do with surviving cancer, and neither does will to survive. It is insulting to those who die from it to say that you survived because of will power or a dude in a white beard living in the sky smiled upon you. It implies that those who died were weak or unworthy in the eyes of god.neil69cyclist said:If your worried about someone selling false hope Bro you should start a thread on religion, anyone that has had cancer would always tell people that hope is a part of the process and his doping or not doesn't change his survival of serious cancer. My mother has had cancer 3 times (all different types) and her survival and help of others has been around having faith (not religious) in getting better along with whatever treatment.
This sound very harsh but i find it very hard to believe you and think you are using it as another part of your argument......if I'm wrong then i'm sorry.
Survival comes down to how well you respond to treatment. It is random. It is like rolling dice.
FYI, I went through four cycles of chemo and a bunch of surgery. Funny thing is that I was diagnosed with cancer about four months before Armstrong and felt some connection with him because I had followed his career for years. When he clearly doped to win the Tour and began lying about it while holding himself out as a hero to cancer sufferers, I lost all respect for him. He would have been quite rich and famous without perpetrating a fraud on the cancer community. Just like Madoff, whose legitimate business was worth hundreds of millions of dollars, there was no reason for him to do it other than ego.