Research suggests that many cancer patients, especially those with a poor prognosis, show some common traits, called 'Type C' behaviour patterns.
Inspiring talk by Randy Pausch, diagnosed with terminal cancer, speaking about the important things in life.
Australian actress and chart-busting singer, Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She underwent treatment and returned to her singing career in just a couple of months.
Former England batsman and cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002 but returned as a commentator in 2004. His fellow commentators state that his illness has altered his voice and led to a more pleasant personality!
When facing a difficult cancer journey, the best way to remain hopeful is to read real examples of courageous people (like Rupa) who have experienced and overcome their illness. Here is Part 2 of her inspiring story.
Will we continue writing off every approach to treatment other than Western medicine when it could possibly give us a fighting chance at a longer and healthier life?