I did not know what to expect

When I went into the hospital, and all my family members, of course, they were like devastated. And I know that cancer has been something talked about so much these days. That now people don't think its so devastating any more, but to me it was like really devastating because I didn't know anything at that time. I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know what my survival rates would be, I didn't know what kind of cancer I had, . . . cancer. I was beginning to tell a few of my relatives. I hadn't told any of my friends. And there is a woman right here to the American Cancer Society that I got in touch with and she just talked a lot about what happened to her. Then the group that kind of surrounded me were people who are knowledgeable about the disease or had the experience themselves.

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