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Colleen Shares How She Handled The Fear Of Having Cancer (VIDEO)

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Colleen Shares How She Handled The Fear Of Having Cancer (VIDEO)
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Colleen explains how she dealt with the fear of having ovarian cancer.

Colleen:
I think for the most part, I’ve handled it pretty well. I just feel like I have done all the treatments, all the things I’ve needed to do, and nobody can give me a timeframe. I know that ovarian cancer isn't the best of diagnosis to get, but there’s so many women who live, and who adjust, and who have full lives. And I feel like I'm going to be one of those, and you can’t tell yourself you’re a statistic because you’re not. You’re a human being, and I think that’s one of the things that has made me feel so strong, just saying, "No, I am not going to be a statistic. I am going to be who I am."

So I won’t allow myself to be fearful. I feel, I told my husband, "I don’t think I’ll be fearful of anything ever again in my entire life," because, you know, you face something like this and everybody, you know, a grim face and again, I just don’t think I’ll be fearful of anything again in my life. I am just ready to live and not die, that’s for sure, every single day.

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