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Cancer patient: Treat gun violence like cancer

By: Marjorie Rosenthal, CNN News
October 25, 2017 Updated: October 25, 2017 at 4:37 pm
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Cancer patient: Treat gun violence like cancer (photo by CNN)

I have metastatic colon cancer and, like the families grieving from the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I have the thoughts and prayers of almost everyone I know.

But it's hard to imagine why anyone might think this is enough.

When I was first diagnosed -- four years ago -- I didn't want to tell people about my diagnosis. I was scared. Telling people made it all that more real. So I enlisted my family to tell people. And they asked those people to tell other people. In the beginning, I didn't have to tell anyone.

It wasn't until a few months later, as I began to acknowledge my diagnosis and started going out of the house, that I started to tell people.

Some people asked why they hadn't seen me in a while. I told them I have cancer.

Some people commented on my new hair style. I told them I have cancer.

Read the full story at CNN News.

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