Make up your mind to survive

I think the emphasis on surviving is so important, especially if you start out at my age. There was a time when anybody who had cancer, it was just a matter of days, or weeks, or months until they died. Now, the survival spirit has replaced that, and I'm convinced a lot of what you do and how you come out is basically your own attitude. If you made up your mind life's worth living and you're going to try to survive, you've got a heck of a lot better chance than if you just sit down and give up.

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