Michael Douglas amazed by support

Michael Douglas

I’ve just been reading an interview with the actor Michael Douglas in the current issue of PEOPLE magazine. Douglas, who is currently undergoing treatment for throat cancer, is promoting his new movie, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and told PEOPLE:  “I’m very optimistic and hopeful right now… You get to know cancer survivors, and the kind of support and outpouring I’ve been getting has just been amazing.”

While it is not surprising that a celebrity will always get this kind of public outpouring of support, what may not be as well known is the wonderful support we cancer survivors can and do give each other too. You only have to witness the unique communities that have built up which inspire,  inform, and empower cancer patients.  The knowledge that we are not alone in our fight can be a great source of strength and courage.

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