07:37, Thu 6 Dec
Antonio Gramsci

Can you fight cancer? So, as some say, 'he's a fighter' or 'she's a fighter'.

No, you can't. Normal microscopic cells have a capsule around them that is strong but cancer cells are not well encapsulated so they grow into other tissue or move within the body. You just can't fight those processes. It can be cured or treated but not fought.

And how does if feel to be told you are a fighter when, in fact, your body cannot be fought?

You're sport on, you can't "fight" cancer but I think it helps you, and those around you, if you can maintain a positive attitude to the situation you find yourself in. I think that's what people really mean when they refer to people with cancer